Wynnewood, PA
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Living in Wynnewood


Wynnewood is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 14,818 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 95.40% 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 (18.39%), management occupations (13.66%), and healthcare (12.38%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.27% 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, 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 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, Wynnewood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wynnewood 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.

In Wynnewood, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.42 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Wynnewood is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Wynnewood is a pretty powerful place. 82.29% of the adults in Wynnewood 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 Wynnewood in 2010 was $82,351, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $329,404 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 German, Irish, Italian, Russian, and English.

Wynnewood also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.05%.

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