Coal Township, PA
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Coal Township is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,460 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Coal Township is the 106th largest community in Pennsylvania. Coal Township has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Coal Township is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coal Township is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coal Township who work in food service (12.05%), office and administrative support (10.77%), and sales jobs (8.25%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Coal Township has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Coal Township has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Coal Township than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Coal Township may be for you.

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

In Coal Township, just 9.64% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Coal Township in 2010 was $16,428, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,712 for a family of four. However, Coal Township contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Coal Township is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coal Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coal Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Coal Township include German, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Coal Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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