Economy is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,322 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Economy is the 136th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs, Economy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Economy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Economy is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Economy who work in office and administrative support (14.44%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (10.79%).
Also of interest is that Economy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Economy is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Economy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Economy is worth considering.
One downside of living in Economy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.99 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Economy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.87% of adults in Economy have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Economy in 2010 was $35,169, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,676 for a family of four.
The people who call Economy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Economy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Economy include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Economy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.