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. 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 95.71% 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 teaching (16.39%), office and administrative support (15.90%), and management occupations (8.19%).
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 8.29% 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 small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Bryn Mawr area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Bryn Mawr maintain a good 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.
Even though Bryn Mawr 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.
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 67.55% 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 $36,960, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,840 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.
Bryn Mawr also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.72%.
The most common language spoken in Bryn Mawr is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.