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 93.40% 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 management occupations (19.75%), teaching (15.51%), and business and financial occupations (8.10%).

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.

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.

Even though Berwyn 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.

If knowledge is power, Berwyn is a pretty powerful place. 69.06% 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 $56,219, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,876 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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