Dickson City, PA
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Dickson City is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,877 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dickson City is the 229th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Dickson City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Dickson City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dickson City is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dickson City who work in sales jobs (15.84%), office and administrative support (15.54%), and management occupations (9.88%).

One of the benefits of Dickson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Dickson City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.82% of adults in Dickson City have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dickson City in 2010 was $25,871, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,484 for a family of four. However, Dickson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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