Chadds Ford, PA
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Chadds Ford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,433 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 90.09% 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 (17.76%), office and administrative support (10.47%), and teaching (9.65%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.13% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chadds Ford has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chadds Ford a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Chadds Ford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Chadds Ford is a pretty powerful place. 68.22% of the adults in Chadds Ford have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Chadds Ford in 2010 was $63,151, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,604 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, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chadds Ford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Greek.

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