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 87.82% 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 (12.89%), management occupations (12.17%), 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.
In Abington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Abington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Abington are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.46% of adults in Abington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Abington in 2010 was $36,826, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,304 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.