Edgewood, PA
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Edgewood is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,069 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 94.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewood is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in teaching (14.52%), office and administrative support (12.20%), and healthcare (9.73%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.66% 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.

In addition, Edgewood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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. 68.45% 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 $47,009, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,036 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 Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Edgewood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.