North Wales, PA

North Wales profile

Living in North Wales

North Wales is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,265 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Wales is the 439th largest community in Pennsylvania. North Wales has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.

North Wales is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Wales is a borough of sales and office workers, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Wales who work in sales jobs (12.13%), office and administrative support (11.73%), and food service (10.93%).

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.

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. 40.71% 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 2018 was $42,242, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,968 for a family of four. However, North Wales contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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