Edinboro, PA
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Edinboro is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,335 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edinboro is the 211th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Edinboro is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edinboro is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edinboro who work in teaching (14.55%), food service (14.14%), and office and administrative support (11.44%).

Edinboro is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Edinboro to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

One of the benefits of Edinboro is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small borough, Edinboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Edinboro is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.41% of adults in Edinboro have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Edinboro in 2010 was $17,806, 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 $71,224 for a family of four. However, Edinboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Edinboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edinboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edinboro include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Edinboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.