Drexel Hill, PA
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Drexel Hill is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 28,088 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Drexel Hill is the 27th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Drexel Hill is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Drexel Hill is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Drexel Hill who work in office and administrative support (15.71%), management occupations (11.42%), and sales jobs (10.87%).

Also of interest is that Drexel Hill has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Drexel Hill, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.61 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.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Drexel Hill is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Drexel Hill, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Drexel Hill is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.55% of adults in Drexel Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Drexel Hill in 2010 was $32,283, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,132 for a family of four. However, Drexel Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Drexel Hill is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Drexel Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Drexel Hill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Drexel Hill include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Drexel Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.