Glen Mills, PA
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Glen Mills is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 25,646 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Glen Mills is the 33rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Glen Mills has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Glen Mills, where the median household income is $109,580.00.

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

Glen Mills is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.18% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glen Mills is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glen Mills who work in management occupations (19.78%), sales jobs (12.66%), and office and administrative support (12.51%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Glen Mills telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Glen Mills is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Glen Mills’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Glen Mills is a pretty powerful place. 53.90% of the adults in Glen Mills 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 Glen Mills in 2010 was $52,722, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,888 for a family of four.

Glen Mills is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Glen Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glen Mills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glen Mills include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Glen Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Korean.