Elkins Park, PA
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Elkins Park is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 21,036 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Elkins Park is the 42nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Elkins Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.93% 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 (12.35%), healthcare (12.22%), and management occupations (11.42%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Elkins Park, the average commute to work is 31.41 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 Elkins Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Elkins Park‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Elkins Park is a pretty powerful place. 51.99% of the adults in Elkins Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Elkins Park in 2010 was $40,661, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,644 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 English.

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