Downingtown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

7,917

Downingtown is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 7,917, it is the 101st largest city in Pennsylvania and the 3653rd largest city in the United States. Downingtown is currently declining at a rate of -0.06% annually but its population has increased by 0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,891 in 2010. Downingtown reached it's highest population of 7,949 in 2015. Spanning over 2 miles, Downingtown has a population density of 3,619 people per square mile.

The average household income in Downingtown is $80,607 with a poverty rate of 6.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,123 per month, and the median house value is $227,000. The median age in Downingtown is 38 years, 34.9 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.8 males.

Downingtown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Downingtown was:

  • White: 71.77%
  • Black or African American: 15.64%
  • Asian: 4.93%
  • Other race: 3.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.73%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Downingtown, Pennsylvania is 7,917, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,927.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,891.

Downingtown, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,69171.77%
Black or African American1,24015.64%
Asian3914.93%
Some Other Race3113.92%
Two or More Races2963.73%

Downingtown Population Pyramid 2020

Downingtown Median Age

38


Total

34.9


Male

39.7


Female

Downingtown Adults

There are 6,250 adults, (1,171 of whom are seniors) in Downingtown.

Downingtown Age Dependency

56.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Downingtown Sex Ratio

Female

4,134

52.14%

Male

3,795

47.86%

Downingtown Households and Families

Downingtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Downingtown Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male73.9%26.1%
Married73.4%26.6%
All53.4%46.6%
Non Family40%60%
Female34.4%65.6%

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3122.3153.4
Non Family1,3791.1540
Married1,2583.3773.4
Female5182.5334.4
Male1573.3673.9

3.03

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Downingtown Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1783.11%
9th to 12th Grade2193.82%
High School Graduate1,82931.94%
Some College94816.56%
Associates Degree70712.35%
Bachelors Degree1,35823.72%
Graduate Degree4878.51%

Downingtown Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0133,8531,556
Black1,012953148
Hispanic48442942
Asian26415188
Other Race146988
Multiple Races524211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 38.77%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,115$49,831$36,750
Less Than High School$31,106$48,750$20,592
High School Grad$28,490$40,721$22,762
Some College$39,150$41,250$36,359
Bachelors Degree$55,862$56,142$47,061
Graduate Degree$59,583$51,250$76,184

$43,115

Average Earnings

$49,831

Average Male

$36,750

Average Female

Downingtown Language

Downingtown Language by Age

Downingtown Language

85.16% of Downingtown residents speak only English, while 14.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.12% of the population.

Downingtown Poverty

Downingtown Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,0871983.89%
Black1,23416313.21%
Hispanic94510511.11%
Other31110533.76%
Multiple2965217.57%

6.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.56%

Male Poverty Rate

6.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Downingtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Downingtown is Other, with 33.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Downingtown is White, with 3.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.71%
Some College7.45%
High School7.14%
Bachelors or Greater1.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.42%
Male Unemployed5.88%
Female Employed3.40%
Male Employed2.35%

Downingtown Income

Downingtown Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,417$80,607
Families$91,157$97,066
Married Families$108,125-
Non Families$45,443$54,591

Downingtown Marital Status

Downingtown Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Downingtown Married by Age and Sex

Downingtown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Downingtown Marital Status by Race

Downingtown Veterans

430

Number of Veterans

388

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam110
First Gulf War92
Second Gulf War65
Korea19
World War II9
Name Veterans % of Total
White3056.63%
Black1079.93%
Hispanic488.00%
Other189.14%

$Downingtown Veterans by Education

2.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Downingtown Employment Status

75.9%

Labor Force Participation

72.5%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Downingtown Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.43%

Born in Pennsylvania

89.82%

Native Born

10.18%

Foreign Born

3.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.82% of Downingtown residents were born in the United States, with 65.43% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,917-5-0.06%
20197,922-5-0.06%
20187,92740.05%
20177,923-5-0.06%
20167,928-21-0.26%
20157,94940.05%
20147,945150.19%
20137,930120.15%
20127,918200.25%
20117,89870.09%
20107,8913020.39%
20007,589-160-0.21%
19907,749990.13%
19807,6502130.28%
19707,4371,8392.88%
19605,5986501.24%
19504,9483030.63%
19404,645970.21%
19304,5485241.23%
19204,0246981.92%
19103,3260.00%