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 90.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Havertown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Havertown who work in management occupations (13.01%), office and administrative support (12.48%), and sales jobs (10.61%).
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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Havertown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Havertown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Havertown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Havertown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.96 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. 54.83% 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 $45,349, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,396 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.