Dresher is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,166 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dresher is the 139th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Dresher is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.08% 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 (14.53%), business and financial occupations (13.86%), and healthcare (11.58%).
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: 9.77% 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.
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.
In Dresher, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.63 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.
In Dresher, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Dresher is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 71.59% 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 2018 was $66,602, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $266,408 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.