Easton, PA


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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 (11.98%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (6.40%).

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.

Easton has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Easton has quite a high level of public transit users. Easton’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, Easton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Easton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $19,739, 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 $78,956 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 23.74% 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.