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. Much of the housing stock in Carbondale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Carbondale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Carbondale is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carbondale who work in sales jobs (10.28%), office and administrative support (9.69%), and teaching (7.35%).

Also of interest is that Carbondale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Carbondale is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Carbondale with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.16% of adults in Carbondale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carbondale in 2010 was $21,337, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,348 for a family of four. However, Carbondale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Vietnamese.