Dresher, PA
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Dresher is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,049 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dresher is the 139th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Dresher is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.48% 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 (14.29%), office and administrative support (12.73%), and business and financial occupations (12.13%).

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.

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.

Dresher’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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.

If knowledge is power, Dresher is a pretty powerful place. 69.64% 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 2010 was $58,310, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,240 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 English.

The most common language spoken in Dresher is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.