Glenshaw, PA
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Glenshaw is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,946 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glenshaw is the 133rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Glenshaw is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Glenshaw is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenshaw who work in office and administrative support (16.57%), healthcare (9.92%), and teaching (9.31%).

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

In addition, Glenshaw 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.

Glenshaw 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, Glenshaw’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Glenshaw ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Glenshaw, 40.68% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Glenshaw in 2010 was $33,911, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,644 for a family of four.

The people who call Glenshaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glenshaw residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glenshaw include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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