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 (16.38%), management occupations (9.33%), and sales jobs (8.82%).

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

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

The population of Glenolden overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Glenolden, 22.41% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenolden in 2010 was $28,179, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,716 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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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