Havertown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 37,836 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Havertown is the 18th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Havertown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Havertown is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Havertown who work in management occupations (13.16%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and sales jobs (10.53%).
Also of interest is that Havertown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Havertown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Havertown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Havertown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Havertown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Havertown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Havertown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.19 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Havertown is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Havertown, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Havertown is a pretty powerful place. 55.63% of the adults in Havertown 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 Havertown in 2018 was $48,008, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,032 for a family of four.
The people who call Havertown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Havertown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Havertown include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Havertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.