Abington, PA
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Abington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,543 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Abington is the 54th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Abington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Abington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abington who work in office and administrative support (14.10%), management occupations (10.57%), and sales jobs (10.51%).

Also of interest is that Abington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Even though Abington is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Abington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Abington, 40.41% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Abington in 2010 was $34,240, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,960 for a family of four. However, Abington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Abington is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Abington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Abington include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Abington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.