Berwyn is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,676 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berwyn is the 400th 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 92.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berwyn is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berwyn who work in sales jobs (14.84%), management occupations (12.46%), and teaching (10.76%).
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.
In addition, Berwyn is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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.
If knowledge is power, Berwyn is a pretty powerful place. 57.69% 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 2010 was $54,162, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,648 for a family of four. However, Berwyn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Berwyn include German, Italian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Berwyn is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.