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. Narberth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 93.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Narberth is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Narberth who work in teaching (18.12%), management occupations (12.25%), and office and administrative support (10.82%).

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: 12.01% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

Despite being a small borough, Narberth 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Narberth, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Narberth is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.05% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Narberth in 2010 was $54,087, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $216,348 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 German/Yiddish.