Dresher is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,384 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dresher is the 139th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Dresher is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.52% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dresher is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dresher who work in management occupations (15.23%), business and financial occupations (14.05%), and healthcare (11.28%).
Also of interest is that Dresher has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Dresher is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Dresher is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dresher’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Dresher is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dresher, the average commute to work is 31.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Dresher is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Dresher. 70.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dresher in 2010 was $66,453, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,812 for a family of four.
Dresher is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dresher home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dresher residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dresher include Irish, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dresher is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.