Arnold, PA
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Arnold is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,988 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 283rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Arnold is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Arnold is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in office and administrative support (18.49%), sales jobs (14.36%), and food service (6.20%).

Also of interest is that Arnold has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Arnold has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The population of Arnold has a very low overall level of education: only 8.65% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Arnold in 2010 was $18,046, 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 $72,184 for a family of four. Arnold also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.20% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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