Media is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,682 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Media is the 269th largest community in Pennsylvania. Media has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Media home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Media real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Media is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Media is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Media who work in management occupations (14.27%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and sales jobs (10.59%).
Also of interest is that Media has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.30% 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.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Media. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Media.
In addition to being popular with young singles, Media is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates". While both of these categories describe educated professionals, urban sophisticates are quite a different demographic. 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.
In Media, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Media is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Media is a pretty powerful place. 58.71% of the adults in Media 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 Media in 2018 was $49,553, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,212 for a family of four. However, Media contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Media is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Media home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Media residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Media include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Media is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.