Haverford, PA
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Haverford is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,610 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haverford is the 121st largest community in Pennsylvania.

Haverford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.05% 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 (18.31%), teaching (12.26%), and sales jobs (10.32%).

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.

Of important note, Haverford is also a town of artists. Haverford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Haverford’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Even though Haverford is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Haverford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Haverford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.46% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Haverford in 2010 was $71,706, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,824 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Haverford include German, Italian, English, and Russian.

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