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 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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.
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.
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 70.74% 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 $66,453, 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.