Folcroft is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,637 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Folcroft is the 202nd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Folcroft is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Folcroft is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Folcroft who work in office and administrative support (17.22%), sales jobs (9.38%), and management occupations (6.52%).
In Folcroft, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.74 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Folcroft is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of adults in Folcroft who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.89% of the adults in Folcroft have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Folcroft in 2010 was $21,454, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,816 for a family of four. However, Folcroft contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Folcroft is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Folcroft home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Folcroft residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Folcroft include Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Folcroft is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.