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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Belle Vernon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 food service (16.05%), sales jobs (13.58%), and office and administrative support (12.14%).
One of the benefits of Belle Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.68 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Belle Vernon, just 10.29% 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 $17,815, 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 $71,260 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, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Belle Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.