Castle Shannon is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,235 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Castle Shannon is the 155th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Castle Shannon is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Castle Shannon is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Castle Shannon who work in office and administrative support (17.58%), sales jobs (12.44%), and food service (9.50%).
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.
Castle Shannon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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 33.20 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 the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of people in Castle Shannon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.84% of adults in Castle Shannon have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Castle Shannon in 2010 was $28,908, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,632 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Castle Shannon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Indic languages and Other Indo-European.