Dingmans Ferry, PA
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Dingmans Ferry is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,229 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dingmans Ferry is the 178th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Dingmans Ferry is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dingmans Ferry is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dingmans Ferry who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), sales jobs (14.33%), and management occupations (7.92%).

Another notable thing is that Dingmans Ferry is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dingmans Ferry has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dingmans Ferry has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dingmans Ferry than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dingmans Ferry may be for you.

In Dingmans Ferry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 44.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Dingmans Ferry doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Dingmans Ferry with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.64% of adults in Dingmans Ferry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dingmans Ferry in 2010 was $23,761, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,044 for a family of four. However, Dingmans Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Dingmans Ferry is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

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