Haverford, PA
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Haverford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,608 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haverford is the 121st largest community in Pennsylvania. Haverford has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Haverford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Haverford is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haverford who work in management occupations (20.98%), teaching (12.62%), and sales jobs (10.77%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.66% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, Haverford is a college town. There are a lot of students in Haverford attending college, and as a result Haverford provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Despite being a small town, Haverford 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.

If knowledge is power, Haverford is a pretty powerful place. 74.24% of the adults in Haverford 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 Haverford in 2010 was $71,913, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $287,652 for a family of four.

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

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