Bryn Mawr, PA
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Living in Bryn Mawr


Bryn Mawr is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,879 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Bryn Mawr is the 245th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Bryn Mawr was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Bryn Mawr home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Bryn Mawr real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Bryn Mawr is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.11% 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 (17.17%), teaching (13.56%), and management occupations (9.86%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Bryn Mawr telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Bryn Mawr to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bryn Mawr, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bryn Mawr is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bryn Mawr in 2018 was $33,699, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,796 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bryn Mawr include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bryn Mawr's cultural character, accounting for 16.04% of the town’s population.

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