Jenkintown, PA

Jenkintown profile

Living in Jenkintown

Jenkintown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,420 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Jenkintown is the 337th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Jenkintown was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Jenkintown home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Jenkintown real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Jenkintown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jenkintown is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenkintown who work in office and administrative support (15.53%), business and financial occupations (12.19%), and healthcare (9.63%).

Also of interest is that Jenkintown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Jenkintown is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

One downside of living in Jenkintown is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jenkintown, the average commute to work is 31.09 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Jenkintown’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Jenkintown, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Jenkintown is a relatively small borough. 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 Jenkintown. 64.06% 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 Jenkintown in 2018 was $56,165, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,660 for a family of four. However, Jenkintown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jenkintown is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Jenkintown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenkintown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jenkintown include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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