Ardmore is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,566 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ardmore is the 69th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Ardmore was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Ardmore home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Ardmore real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Ardmore is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ardmore is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ardmore who work in management occupations (14.40%), healthcare (12.56%), and business and financial occupations (11.36%).
Also of interest is that Ardmore 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: 10.92% 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, Ardmore 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.
Even though Ardmore is a smaller town, 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 Ardmore, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ardmore is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.88% 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 Ardmore in 2018 was $62,357, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $249,428 for a family of four.
Ardmore is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ardmore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ardmore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ardmore include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Ardmore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.