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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Upper Merion Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 28,945. Upper Merion Township is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Merion Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Merion Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Upper Merion Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Upper Merion Township are highly rated.
About Upper Merion Township...
Population
28,945

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$323,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,369
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,574.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    69.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Upper Merion Township

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$91,515
National
$55,322
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Upper Merion Township Reviews

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Now we have the good parts and bad parts. I’m gonna list all the bad parts in order
1.Swedesburg
2.Kings Manor
3.Valley Forge Homes
4.Brandywine Village
5.Swedeland/Hughes Park
6.Sweetbriar
7.Bridgeport

I was born and raised in Sweetbriar, King of Prussia, Upper Merion (which is the area around six eleven) until I moved to Malvern when I was 15. My mom and dad said the crime was too rampant and isn’t safe. People sold drugs around six eleven. My mom said the schools were bad. The academics were good but the safety was bad, and the teachers are embarrassing. The kids are bad influences too. She wanted me to get a better education. When I lived in sweetbriar I’ve seen a couple of my friends die. I wanted to get out of sweetbriar but my parents couldn’t afford a house where the district was good. Until she found malvern. I hope the kids who are in sweetbriar live a good life. Sweetbriar is one of the worst neighborhoods of town
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Traffic is rough and the area is being built up quickly but the housing/family living is wonderful. They still manage to get that small town feeling though this is far from a small town area.
There is great prospects of finding a job in retail areas because of King of Prussia mall. Some large companies like e-bay, Lockheed Martin, Johnson and Johnson are in the area. A large no. of IT companies are in the area.