Wynnewood, PA
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Wynnewood is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 14,498 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wynnewood is the 66th largest community in Pennsylvania.

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

Wynnewood is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wynnewood is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wynnewood who work in teaching (16.57%), management occupations (15.29%), and healthcare (12.64%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Wynnewood has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Wynnewood 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: 9.70% 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.

In addition, Wynnewood 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.

Because of many things, Wynnewood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wynnewood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wynnewood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wynnewood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Wynnewood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.90 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Despite being a small town, Wynnewood has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Wynnewood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Wynnewood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.75% 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 Wynnewood in 2010 was $73,239, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,956 for a family of four.

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

Wynnewood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.02%.

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