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". 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.

One downside of living in Jenkintown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.09 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.

Even though Jenkintown is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 64.06% 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 $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.