Dunbar is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 999 people and just one neighborhood, Dunbar is the 828th largest community in Pennsylvania. Dunbar has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dunbar is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.21% of the Dunbar workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dunbar is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunbar who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), healthcare (9.68%), and management occupations (7.16%).
Overall, Dunbar’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Dunbar has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Dunbar has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Dunbar than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Dunbar may be for you.
Dunbar is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Dunbar, just 9.50% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dunbar in 2018 was $25,598, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,392 for a family of four. However, Dunbar contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Dunbar home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunbar residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Dunbar include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dunbar is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Slovak and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 4.5% have Dutch ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Dunbar are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.6% 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, 41.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.0%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
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 Dunbar, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.7%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
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 (36.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.