Edgewood is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,012 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edgewood is the 449th largest community in Pennsylvania. Edgewood has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Edgewood real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Edgewood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Edgewood is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewood is a borough of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in teaching (11.21%), management occupations (10.60%), and healthcare (9.94%).
Also of interest is that Edgewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Edgewood is also a borough of artists. Edgewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Edgewood’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.61% 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.
In addition, Edgewood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
One downside of living in Edgewood is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Edgewood, the average commute to work is 30.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Edgewood’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Despite being a small borough, Edgewood has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get 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 Edgewood. 66.49% 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 Edgewood in 2010 was $53,466, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,864 for a family of four. However, Edgewood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Edgewood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Edgewood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edgewood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edgewood include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Edgewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.