Merion Station is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,789 people and just one neighborhood, Merion Station is the 312th largest community in Pennsylvania. Merion Station has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Real Estate Prices
Merion Station home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Merion Station real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Merion Station is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Merion Station is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Merion Station who work in management occupations (19.23%), sales jobs (13.04%) and business and financial occupations (12.90%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Merion Station has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.96% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Merion Station, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Merion Station provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Even though Merion Station is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.