Economy, PA
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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 (13.89%), sales jobs (12.13%), and management occupations (8.94%).

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.

Because of many things, Economy is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Economy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Economy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Economy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Economy citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.38% of adults in Economy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Economy in 2010 was $34,985, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,940 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 Black or African-American. 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 Italian.