Clairton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,681 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clairton is the 196th largest community in Pennsylvania. Clairton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, Clairton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clairton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clairton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clairton who work in office and administrative support (13.73%), sales jobs (12.83%), and management occupations (10.52%).
Of important note, Clairton is also a city of artists. Clairton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Clairton’s character.
One downside of living in Clairton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clairton, the average commute to work is 30.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For a small city, Clairton has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Clairton exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The citizens of Clairton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.44% of adults in Clairton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Clairton in 2010 was $19,942, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,768 for a family of four. However, Clairton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Clairton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clairton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clairton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clairton include Italian, Irish, Slovak, and African.
The most common language spoken in Clairton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.