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 92.04% 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 (20.23%), office and administrative support (10.77%), and teaching (10.18%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Chadds Ford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Chadds Ford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 31.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Chadds Ford is a pretty powerful place. 70.53% 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 $62,534, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,136 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 Chinese and Hindi.

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