Bryn Mawr, PA
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Living in Bryn Mawr


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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.24% 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.

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.

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 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.

In addition, Bryn Mawr has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.94%).

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