Glenolden, PA
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Glenolden is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,173 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Glenolden is the 187th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs, Glenolden isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glenolden are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenolden is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenolden who work in office and administrative support (18.12%), sales jobs (10.59%), and management occupations (8.46%).

Despite being a small borough, Glenolden has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Glenolden citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.59% of adults in Glenolden have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenolden in 2010 was $28,629, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,516 for a family of four. However, Glenolden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Glenolden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.