Dresher is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,053 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dresher is the 139th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Dresher is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.13% 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 (14.87%), business and financial occupations (13.69%), and office and administrative support (10.22%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.45% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 is lower than average for the country.
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 30.27 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.
Despite being a small town, Dresher has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Dresher, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Dresher is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.76% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dresher in 2010 was $61,593, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,372 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 German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dresher is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.