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. Much of the housing stock in Edgewood was built prior to World War II, 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 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". 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, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Edgewood is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town 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. 69.11% 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 $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.