Bryn Mawr, PA
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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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 95.09% 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 (18.30%), teaching (14.06%), and food service (10.47%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% 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 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.

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 64.10% 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 2010 was $34,139, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,556 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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