Easton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 26,915 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in office and administrative support (12.36%), sales jobs (9.90%), and food service (7.45%).
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.
Many people in Easton take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Easton citizens for affordable transportation.
The education level of Easton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.90% of adults 25 and older in Easton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $19,731, 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 $78,924 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 21.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Easton include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.