Barto, PA
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Barto is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,244 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Barto is the 279th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Barto is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Barto is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barto who work in management occupations (12.83%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and sales jobs (9.10%).

Also of interest is that Barto 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: 9.26% 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.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Barto has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Barto a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Barto is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Barto, the average commute to work is 31.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Barto are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.89% of adults in Barto having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Barto in 2010 was $34,024, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $136,096 for a family of four. However, Barto contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Barto home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barto residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Barto include Irish, English, Italian, and Pennsylvania German.

The most common language spoken in Barto is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.