Narberth, PA
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Narberth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,309 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.

Narberth is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Narberth is a pretty powerful place. 72.60% of the adults in Narberth have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.