Dormont, PA
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Dormont is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,465 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dormont is the 144th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Dormont was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Dormont is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dormont is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dormont who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), management occupations (9.84%), and sales jobs (8.83%).

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

Of important note, Dormont is also a borough of artists. Dormont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dormont’s character.

Even though Dormont is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Dormont is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.72% of adults in Dormont have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dormont in 2010 was $30,541, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,164 for a family of four. However, Dormont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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