Narberth, PA
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Living in Narberth


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 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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.01% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Narberth a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Narberth has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Narberth’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

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. 73.05% 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 $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.