Chicora, PA
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Chicora is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,006 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chicora is the 776th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Chicora was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Chicora isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chicora are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chicora is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chicora who work in sales jobs (15.33%), personal care services (12.56%), and office and administrative support (8.29%).

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

Overall, Chicora’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 Chicora is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chicora, the average commute to work is 31.48 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Being a small borough, Chicora does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Chicora is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.30% of adults 25 and older in Chicora have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chicora in 2010 was $25,168, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,672 for a family of four. However, Chicora contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Chicora is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and African languages.