Narberth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,336 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Narberth is the 347th largest community in Pennsylvania. Narberth has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Narberth home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Narberth real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Narberth is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Narberth is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Narberth who work in management occupations (13.89%), sales jobs (12.15%), and healthcare (10.01%).
Of important note, Narberth is also a borough of artists. Narberth has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Narberth’s character.
Also of interest is that Narberth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.90% 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.
In addition, Narberth 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.
Because of many things, Narberth is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Narberth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Narberth perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Even though Narberth is a smaller borough, 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Narberth. 76.78% 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 Narberth in 2018 was $67,050, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,200 for a family of four.
Narberth is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Narberth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Narberth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Narberth include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Narberth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Italian.