Wexford, PA
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Wexford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 26,551 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 93.15% 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 (26.09%), sales jobs (11.65%), and healthcare (10.16%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Wexford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Overall, Wexford’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

If knowledge is power, Wexford is a pretty powerful place. 68.22% of the adults in Wexford 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 Wexford in 2010 was $57,686, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,744 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 Other Asian languages and Spanish.