Duquesne, PA
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Duquesne is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,535 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Duquesne is the 258th largest community in Pennsylvania. Duquesne has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Duquesne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Duquesne is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Duquesne who work in office and administrative support (20.37%), sales jobs (12.96%), and personal care services (9.11%).

For a small city, Duquesne has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Duquesne exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The rate of college-level education in Duquesne is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.72% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Duquesne in 2010 was $18,715, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,860 for a family of four. Duquesne also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.18% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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