Castle Shannon, PA
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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 86.21% 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 (16.47%), sales jobs (12.86%), and management occupations (11.76%).

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 33.06 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.

Despite being a small borough, Castle Shannon has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The percentage of people in Castle Shannon who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.67% of adults in Castle Shannon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Castle Shannon in 2010 was $29,409, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,636 for a family of four. However, Castle Shannon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Castle Shannon is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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.

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