Dresher, PA
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Living in Dresher


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.

A relatively large number of people in Dresher telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Dresher a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Dresher has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Dresher’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Dresher, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.27 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 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.