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. Jenkintown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Jenkintown real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Jenkintown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Jenkintown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 94.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jenkintown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenkintown who work in office and administrative support (18.03%), business and financial occupations (11.60%), and teaching (11.07%).

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.

In Jenkintown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.04 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Jenkintown, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Jenkintown is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.04% 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 Jenkintown in 2018 was $54,269, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,076 for a family of four. However, Jenkintown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Jenkintown is a somewhat 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 Swedish.

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