Berwyn, PA
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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 95.25% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Berwyn is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berwyn who work in sales jobs (15.34%), management occupations (14.37%), and teaching (11.14%).

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.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Berwyn is a pretty powerful place. 63.21% 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 $51,068, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,272 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 English, Italian, German, and Scottish.

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