Media, PA
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Media is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,363 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Media is the 269th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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 92.75% 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 office and administrative support (17.58%), management occupations (11.73%), and teaching (8.82%).

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.

In addition to being popular with young singles, Media is also home to many people who can 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.

Despite being a small borough, Media has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Media is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.07% of adults in Media have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Media in 2010 was $40,500, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $162,000 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 German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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