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 86.20% 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 (15.14%), management occupations (11.95%), and sales jobs (10.57%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Drexel Hill, the average commute to work is 32.05 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Drexel Hill use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Drexel Hill‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 39.00% of adults in Drexel Hill have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Drexel Hill in 2010 was $32,185, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,740 for a family of four. However, Drexel Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Drexel Hill is a very 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.