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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Dresher 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, Dresher really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dresher 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 Dresher, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
If knowledge is power, Dresher is a pretty powerful place. 70.74% of the adults in Dresher have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Dresher in 2018 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.