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. Much of the housing stock in Sewickley was built prior to World War II, 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, Sewickley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sewickley are a mix 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 (19.78%), sales jobs (11.84%), and teaching (9.57%).

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

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.

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

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sewickley, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sewickley is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 60.75% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sewickley in 2010 was $47,702, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $190,808 for a family of four. However, Sewickley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Other Asian languages and Spanish.