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.

Unlike some towns, Dingmans Ferry isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dingmans Ferry are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dingmans Ferry is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dingmans Ferry who work in office and administrative support (16.38%), sales jobs (10.56%), and healthcare (6.83%).

Another notable thing is that Dingmans Ferry is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Dingmans Ferry’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dingmans Ferry has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dingmans Ferry a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Dingmans Ferry, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 43.43 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. 15.56% of adults in Dingmans Ferry have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dingmans Ferry in 2010 was $25,056, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,224 for a family of four. However, Dingmans Ferry contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dingmans Ferry is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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

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