Bryn Athyn is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,396 people and just one neighborhood, Bryn Athyn is the 703rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Bryn Athyn has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Bryn Athyn home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Bryn Athyn real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Bryn Athyn is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bryn Athyn is a borough of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bryn Athyn who work in management occupations (16.80%), teaching (12.92%) and community and social services (10.50%).
Of important note, Bryn Athyn is also a borough of artists. Bryn Athyn has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bryn Athyn’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.19% 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
Bryn Athyn is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Bryn Athyn enrolled in college, Bryn Athyn has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Bryn Athyn. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Bryn Athyn.
Even though Bryn Athyn is a smaller borough, 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.