Carbondale, PA
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Carbondale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,566 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Carbondale is the 138th largest community in Pennsylvania. Carbondale has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Carbondale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carbondale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carbondale is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carbondale who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), sales jobs (9.53%), and teaching (6.22%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Carbondale rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.53% of adults 25 and older in Carbondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Carbondale in 2010 was $20,616, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,464 for a family of four.

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

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