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Crescent, PA

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Overview


Crescent is a very small township located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,426 people and just one neighborhood, Crescent is the 576th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some townships where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crescent is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crescent is a township of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crescent who work in office and administrative support (10.79%), management occupations (9.97%), and sales jobs (9.79%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 15.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Crescent is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Crescent a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The township’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Crescent has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Crescent’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Demographics

In terms of college education, Crescent is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.13% of adults 25 and older in the township have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Crescent in 2022 was $39,767, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,068 for a family of four. However, Crescent contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Crescent is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Indo-European.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Crescent, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 11.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Croatian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 5.1% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Crescent are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 54.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 39.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.8%), and 12.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.8% of households. Some people also speak Polish (6.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Crescent, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (18.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (76.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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