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 92.04% 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 (13.23%), teaching (12.76%), and business and financial occupations (12.52%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.64% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Fort Washington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fort Washington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fort Washington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fort Washington. 64.71% 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 Fort Washington in 2010 was $55,473, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,892 for a family of four.

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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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


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