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North Wales, PA
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North Wales profile

Living in North Wales

North Wales is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,418 people and four associated neighborhoods, North Wales is the 443rd largest community in Pennsylvania. North Wales has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

North Wales real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although North Wales house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Also of interest is that North Wales has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in North Wales telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.56% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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, North Wales 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.

Even though North Wales 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.

North Wales is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.75% of adults in North Wales have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in North Wales in 2022 was $50,093, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,372 for a family of four. However, North Wales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Wales is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call North Wales home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Wales residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Wales include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in North Wales is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.