Elkins Park, PA
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Elkins Park is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 21,002 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elkins Park is the 42nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Elkins Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Elkins Park is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkins Park who work in office and administrative support (12.96%), healthcare (12.93%), and sales jobs (9.80%).

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

One downside of living in Elkins Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Elkins Park is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Elkins Park area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Elkins Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Elkins Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.55% 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 Elkins Park in 2010 was $41,566, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,264 for a family of four. However, Elkins Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Elkins Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.