Clairton, PA
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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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.56%), sales jobs (12.15%), and management occupations (9.42%).

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.

In Clairton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Clairton rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.78% of adults 25 and older in Clairton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Clairton in 2010 was $20,120, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,480 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 English.

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

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