Media, PA
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Living in Media


Media is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,668 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 91.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Media is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Media who work in management occupations (12.57%), office and administrative support (12.49%), and sales jobs (9.66%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Media telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Media. 56.67% 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 Media in 2010 was $47,145, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $188,580 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 Spanish and Italian.