Easton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 26,978 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 29th largest community in Pennsylvania. Easton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Easton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Easton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in office and administrative support (12.23%), sales jobs (10.01%), and food service (7.88%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Easton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Easton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Easton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Easton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The percentage of adults in Easton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.07% of the adults in Easton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $21,980, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,920 for a family of four. However, Easton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Easton is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Easton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Easton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Easton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Easton include Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.