Media, PA

Media profile

Living in Media

Media is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,682 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Media is the 269th largest community in Pennsylvania. Media has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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

Media is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Media is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Media who work in management occupations (14.27%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and sales jobs (10.59%).

Also of interest is that Media 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: 8.30% 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.

For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Media. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Media.

In addition to being popular with young singles, Media is also home to many people who can be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Even though Media is a smaller borough, 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Media, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Media is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.71% 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 Media in 2018 was $49,553, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $198,212 for a family of four. However, Media contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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