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 94.24% 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 (20.56%), business and financial occupations (12.79%), and teaching (12.73%).

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.

In addition, Berwyn 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.

Berwyn is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Berwyn. 67.02% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Berwyn in 2010 was $55,847, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $223,388 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 English, Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.

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