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. Dickson City has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
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 office and administrative support (17.14%), sales jobs (14.50%), and management occupations (8.45%).
The population of Dickson City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dickson City, 21.34% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Dickson City in 2010 was $24,147, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,588 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 Italian, Irish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Dickson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.