Belle Vernon, PA


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Belle Vernon is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,073 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Belle Vernon is the 771st largest community in Pennsylvania. Belle Vernon has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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, Belle Vernon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belle Vernon is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Belle Vernon who work in sales jobs (16.51%), food service (16.51%), and office and administrative support (10.47%).

In Belle Vernon, just 10.71% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Belle Vernon in 2010 was $18,436, 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 $73,744 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Belle Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.