Cheswick, PA
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Cheswick is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,730 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cheswick is the 643rd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Cheswick is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cheswick is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheswick who work in office and administrative support (20.81%), healthcare (7.80%), and architecture and engineering (7.80%).

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

Of important note, Cheswick is also a borough of artists. Cheswick has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cheswick’s character.

In addition, Cheswick is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Cheswick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Cheswick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Cheswick, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Cheswick is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Cheswick citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.69% of adults in Cheswick have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cheswick in 2010 was $31,572, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,288 for a family of four. However, Cheswick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cheswick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cheswick residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cheswick include Italian, Polish, Irish, and Slovak.

The most common language spoken in Cheswick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Serbo-Croatian and Spanish.