North Wales, PA
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Living in North Wales


North Wales is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,266 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Wales is the 439th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in North Wales was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Wales is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Wales is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Wales who work in business and financial occupations (12.34%), sales jobs (11.81%), and food service (11.76%).

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.

In addition, North Wales 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.

In North Wales, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though North Wales is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of North Wales ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in North Wales, 42.04% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in North Wales in 2010 was $40,403, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,612 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Wales include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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