Chalfont, PA
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Chalfont is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,069 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Chalfont is the 370th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Chalfont home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Chalfont real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some boroughs, Chalfont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chalfont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chalfont is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chalfont who work in sales jobs (14.48%), office and administrative support (13.15%), and management occupations (11.39%).

Also of interest is that Chalfont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Chalfont is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chalfont a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chalfont has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chalfont’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

The education level of Chalfont ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Chalfont, 40.99% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Chalfont in 2010 was $37,416, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,664 for a family of four.

The people who call Chalfont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chalfont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chalfont include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chalfont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and German.