Wexford, PA
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Wexford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 27,217 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wexford is the 34th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Wexford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wexford is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wexford who work in management occupations (23.37%), sales jobs (11.97%), and healthcare (10.64%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.57% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Because of many things, Wexford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wexford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wexford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Wexford is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wexford area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wexford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wexford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 72.21% 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 Wexford in 2010 was $56,112, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $224,448 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Wexford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.