Narberth, PA
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Narberth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,330 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Narberth is the 347th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Narberth was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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 96.91% 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 teaching (19.61%), management occupations (11.86%), and healthcare (10.76%).

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.

In addition, Narberth is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". 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.

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. 72.60% 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 2010 was $51,462, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,848 for a family of four.

Narberth is a somewhat 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Narberth include German, Italian, English, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Narberth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.