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Elkins Park, PA
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Elkins Park profile

Living in Elkins Park

Elkins Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,901 people and four associated neighborhoods, Elkins Park is the 190th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Elkins Park was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Elkins Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Elkins Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Elkins Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 20.79% 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, Elkins Park 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.

One downside of living in Elkins Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.63 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.

Despite being a small town, Elkins Park 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.

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 70.57% 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 2018 was $72,072, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,288 for a family of four.

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, Irish, Russian, Italian, and Polish.

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

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