Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Bala Cynwyd is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,285 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bala Cynwyd is the 128th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Bala Cynwyd home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Bala Cynwyd real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bala Cynwyd is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bala Cynwyd is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bala Cynwyd who work in management occupations (15.81%), healthcare (10.63%), and teaching (10.16%).

Also of interest is that Bala Cynwyd has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Bala Cynwyd telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 18.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, Bala Cynwyd 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.

Bala Cynwyd 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, Bala Cynwyd’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Bala Cynwyd, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bala Cynwyd is a relatively small town. 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 Bala Cynwyd, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bala Cynwyd is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.05% 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 Bala Cynwyd in 2018 was $78,126, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,504 for a family of four.

Bala Cynwyd is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bala Cynwyd home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bala Cynwyd residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bala Cynwyd include German, Russian, Irish, English, and Eastern European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bala Cynwyd's cultural character, accounting for 16.97% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Bala Cynwyd is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.


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