Bryn Mawr is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,808 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bryn Mawr is the 391st largest community in Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Bryn Mawr real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Bryn Mawr house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Bryn Mawr is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Bryn Mawr is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bryn Mawr who work in office and administrative support (16.51%), teaching (15.04%), and sales jobs (8.52%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Bryn Mawr has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Bryn Mawr is also a town of artists. Bryn Mawr has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bryn Mawr’s character.
Also of interest is that Bryn Mawr has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Bryn Mawr is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Bryn Mawr to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Bryn Mawr. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Bryn Mawr.
In Bryn Mawr, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Bryn Mawr is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town 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 Bryn Mawr. 65.06% 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 Bryn Mawr in 2018 was $35,787, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,148 for a family of four. However, Bryn Mawr contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bryn Mawr is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Bryn Mawr home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bryn Mawr residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bryn Mawr include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Russian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Bryn Mawr's cultural character, accounting for 15.94% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Bryn Mawr is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.