Narberth, PA
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Narberth profile


Living in Narberth


Narberth is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,336 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Narberth is the 347th largest community in Pennsylvania. Narberth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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

Narberth is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Narberth is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Narberth who work in management occupations (13.89%), sales jobs (12.15%), and healthcare (10.01%).

Of important note, Narberth is also a borough of artists. Narberth has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Narberth’s character.

Also of interest is that Narberth 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: 14.90% 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, Narberth 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, Narberth 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, Narberth really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Narberth 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 Narberth, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Narberth is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Narberth. 76.78% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Narberth in 2018 was $67,050, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,200 for a family of four.

Narberth is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Narberth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Narberth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Narberth include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Russian.

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