DuBois, PA
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DuBois is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,597 people and four constituent neighborhoods, DuBois is the 169th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in DuBois was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, DuBois is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, DuBois is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in DuBois who work in office and administrative support (11.39%), sales jobs (10.94%), and food service (8.18%).

One of the benefits of DuBois is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.17 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.

In terms of college education, DuBois is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.68% of adults 25 and older in DuBois have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in DuBois in 2010 was $21,734, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,936 for a family of four. However, DuBois contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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