South Park Township is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,498 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Park Township is the 75th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some towns, South Park Township isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Park Township are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Park Township is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Park Township who work in management occupations (13.21%), office and administrative support (12.23%), and sales jobs (9.97%).
Also of interest is that South Park Township has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
South Park Township is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, South Park Township’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in South Park Township is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Park Township, the average commute to work is 33.86 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.
Even though South Park Township is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The population of South Park Township is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.51% of adults in South Park Township have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Park Township in 2010 was $32,086, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,344 for a family of four. However, South Park Township contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call South Park Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Park Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Park Township include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in South Park Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.