Castle Shannon is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,173 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Castle Shannon is the 155th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Castle Shannon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.38% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Shannon is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Shannon who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), sales jobs (12.96%), and management occupations (12.55%).
Also of interest is that Castle Shannon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Castle Shannon’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One downside of living in Castle Shannon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Castle Shannon, the average commute to work is 31.14 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Castle Shannon is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a streetcar for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Castle Shannon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.12% of adults in Castle Shannon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Castle Shannon in 2010 was $31,194, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,776 for a family of four. However, Castle Shannon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Castle Shannon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Castle Shannon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Castle Shannon include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Castle Shannon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.