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. Chicora has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Chicora is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chicora is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chicora who work in sales jobs (12.56%), personal care services (11.63%), and teaching (8.14%).

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.

Because of many things, Chicora is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Chicora really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chicora perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 32.31 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Chicora is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of adults in Chicora who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.68% of the adults in Chicora have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chicora in 2010 was $24,393, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,572 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 Scots-Irish.

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