Sewickley, PA
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Sewickley is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,829 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sewickley is the 385th largest community in Pennsylvania. Sewickley has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Sewickley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Sewickley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sewickley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sewickley is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sewickley who work in management occupations (19.37%), sales jobs (9.71%), and teaching (9.71%).

In addition, Sewickley 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.

If knowledge is power, Sewickley is a pretty powerful place. 57.38% of the adults in Sewickley 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 Sewickley in 2010 was $51,448, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,792 for a family of four. However, Sewickley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Sewickley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.