Havertown is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 37,456 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Havertown is the 18th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Havertown is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.32% 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 office and administrative support (13.62%), management occupations (12.40%), and sales jobs (11.24%).
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 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Havertown, the average commute to work is 30.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Havertown is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Havertown area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Havertown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Havertown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.54% 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 Havertown in 2010 was $41,288, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,152 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 Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Havertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.