Ambridge, PA
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Ambridge is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,859 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Ambridge is the 191st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Ambridge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ambridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ambridge is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ambridge who work in office and administrative support (18.88%), food service (12.91%), and sales jobs (10.08%).

Ambridge, even though it is a small borough, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, borough who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of adults in Ambridge with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.18% of adults in Ambridge have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Ambridge in 2010 was $18,384, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,536 for a family of four.

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

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