Grove City is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,762 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Grove City is the 154th largest community in Pennsylvania. Grove City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs, Grove City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Grove City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grove City is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Grove City who work in office and administrative support (15.58%), sales jobs (11.67%), and teaching (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Grove City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.53% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Grove City is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Grove City to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Overall, Grove City’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grove City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.60 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Grove City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.91% of adults in Grove City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Grove City in 2018 was $20,987, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,948 for a family of four. However, Grove City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Grove City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grove City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grove City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Grove City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.