Easton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 27,189 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 29th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Easton 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, Easton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (11.73%), sales jobs (10.37%), and food service (9.35%).
Also of interest is that Easton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Easton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Easton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Easton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.19% of adults in Easton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Easton in 2018 was $23,734, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,936 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 23.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Easton include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.