Berwick is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,223 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berwick is the 101st largest community in Pennsylvania. Berwick has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Berwick is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.20% of the Berwick workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Berwick is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berwick who work in office and administrative support (13.29%), sales jobs (12.82%), and food service (9.34%).
The citizens of Berwick are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.74% of adults in Berwick have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Berwick in 2010 was $18,560, 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 $74,240 for a family of four.
The people who call Berwick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berwick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Berwick include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Berwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.