Edgewood, PA
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Living in Edgewood


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.

In Edgewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

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. 66.49% 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 2018 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.