Glenside, PA
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Glenside is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,439 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Glenside is the 148th largest community in Pennsylvania. Glenside has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Glenside real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Glenside house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Glenside isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glenside are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glenside is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glenside who work in office and administrative support (15.10%), teaching (10.82%), and management occupations (10.31%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Glenside, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Glenside provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Despite being a small town, Glenside 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 citizens of Glenside are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.11% of adults in Glenside have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Glenside in 2010 was $35,448, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,792 for a family of four.

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

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