Fort Washington, PA
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Fort Washington is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,584 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Washington is the 262nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Fort Washington home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Fort Washington real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fort Washington is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fort Washington is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Washington who work in management occupations (14.91%), business and financial occupations (11.58%), and teaching (11.32%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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, Fort Washington 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.

Because of many things, Fort Washington is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Fort Washington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Fort Washington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Fort Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Fort Washington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Fort Washington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fort Washington, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fort Washington is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.93% 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 Fort Washington in 2010 was $55,171, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,684 for a family of four.

Fort Washington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Washington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Washington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Fort Washington include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.

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