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.
Chadds Ford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chadds Ford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Chadds Ford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Chadds Ford has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get 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.