West Conshohocken is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,493 people and just one neighborhood, West Conshohocken is the 726th largest community in Pennsylvania. West Conshohocken has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
West Conshohocken real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although West Conshohocken house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
West Conshohocken is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Conshohocken is a borough of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Conshohocken who work in sales jobs (17.38%), management occupations (15.84%), and business and financial occupations (15.40%).
Also of interest is that West Conshohocken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.54% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, West Conshohocken is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West Conshohocken, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West Conshohocken is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.57% 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 West Conshohocken in 2018 was $72,229, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,916 for a family of four.
West Conshohocken is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call West Conshohocken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Conshohocken residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in West Conshohocken include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in West Conshohocken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.5% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 74.6% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 33.7% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 54.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Irish and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 5.6% have Russian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in West Conshohocken are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 62.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (7.3%), and 6.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in West Conshohocken, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (32.2%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.3%), and residents who report German roots (16.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (74.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.