Edgewood, PA
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Edgewood is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,034 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edgewood is the 449th largest community in Pennsylvania. Edgewood has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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 94.49% 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 healthcare (12.47%), teaching (11.11%), and management occupations (10.40%).

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.

In addition, Edgewood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Even though Edgewood is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Edgewood is a pretty powerful place. 69.11% of the adults in Edgewood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $54,995, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,980 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 Greek.