Carnegie, PA
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Carnegie is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,931 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Carnegie is the 161st largest community in Pennsylvania. Carnegie has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carnegie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carnegie is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carnegie who work in office and administrative support (21.44%), sales jobs (9.63%), and management occupations (7.24%).

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

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Carnegie has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Carnegie who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.55% of adults in Carnegie have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carnegie in 2010 was $30,199, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $120,796 for a family of four. However, Carnegie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Carnegie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Polish.