Chadds Ford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chadds Ford is the 184th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Chadds Ford home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Chadds Ford real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Chadds Ford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chadds Ford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chadds Ford who work in management occupations (21.60%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and business and financial occupations (9.77%).
Also of interest is that Chadds Ford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.10% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Chadds Ford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chadds Ford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chadds Ford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Chadds Ford is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chadds Ford, the average commute to work is 31.61 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Chadds Ford, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Chadds Ford is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Chadds Ford. 71.14% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chadds Ford in 2010 was $63,071, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,284 for a family of four.
Chadds Ford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chadds Ford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chadds Ford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chadds Ford include German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Chadds Ford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Langs. of India.