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.
A relatively large number of people in Berwyn telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.13% 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, 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Berwyn really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Berwyn perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Berwyn, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Berwyn is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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.