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Berwyn, PA
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Living in Berwyn


Berwyn is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,775 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berwyn is the 416th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Berwyn is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berwyn is a town of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berwyn who work in management occupations (27.80%), business and financial occupations (10.20%), and teaching (8.71%).

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

Of important note, Berwyn is also a town of artists. Berwyn has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Berwyn’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.13% 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, Berwyn 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.

Because of many things, Berwyn is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Berwyn a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Berwyn has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Berwyn’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Despite being a small town, Berwyn has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Berwyn is a pretty powerful place. 73.23% of the adults in Berwyn have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Berwyn in 2018 was $60,494, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,976 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Berwyn is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Chinese.