Easton, PA


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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.

Unlike some cities, Easton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Easton are a mix 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 (12.23%), sales jobs (10.01%), and food service (7.88%).

In addition, Easton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Easton attending college, and as a result Easton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.07% of adults 25 and older in Easton have a college 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.