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 90.44% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elkins Park who work in office and administrative support (13.28%), healthcare (12.10%), and sales jobs (10.29%).

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.

Of important note, Elkins Park is also a town of artists. Elkins Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Elkins Park’s character.

One downside of living in Elkins Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.19 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 Elkins Park is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Elkins Park, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Elkins Park. 53.23% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Elkins Park in 2010 was $42,367, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $169,468 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 Chinese.