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Merion Station, PA

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Merion Station Profile


Overview

Merion Station is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,741 people and just one neighborhood, Merion Station is the 255th largest community in Pennsylvania. Merion Station has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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

Occupations and Workforce

Merion Station is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Merion Station is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merion Station who work in management occupations (15.50%), business and financial occupations (15.46%), and teaching (12.71%).

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

In addition, Merion Station 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.

Because of many things, Merion Station is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Merion Station 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, Merion Station has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Merion Station’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Merion Station 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.

Merion Station Demographics

If knowledge is power, Merion Station is a pretty powerful place. 85.72% of the adults in Merion Station 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 Merion Station in 2018 was $98,418, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $393,672 for a family of four.

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

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Merion Station, PA HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 26.9
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Merion Elementary School
549 S Bowman Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066
KG-05
Bala-Cynwyd Middle School
510 Bryn Mawr Ave
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
06-08
Lower Merion High School
315 E Montgomery Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

LOWER MERION SD


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 12.7% 51.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.8% 48.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.9% 2.1%

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