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 is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.50% 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 (19.11%), teaching (12.96%), and sales jobs (9.86%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Haverford telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.10% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

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

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

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Haverford. 74.74% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Haverford in 2010 was $72,339, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $289,356 for a family of four.

Haverford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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.