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.

Chalfont is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chalfont is a borough of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chalfont who work in sales jobs (14.77%), management occupations (12.16%), and office and administrative support (11.87%).

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 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, Chalfont really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chalfont 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.

In Chalfont, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Chalfont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.08% of adults in Chalfont have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Chalfont in 2010 was $37,744, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $150,976 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 German and Greek.