Effort, PA
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Effort is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,214 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Effort is the 562nd largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some towns, Effort isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Effort are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Effort is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Effort who work in office and administrative support (13.26%), teaching (11.30%), and maintenance occupations (10.87%).

Of important note, Effort is also a town of artists. Effort has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Effort’s character.

Because of many things, Effort 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, Effort really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Effort 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 Effort is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Effort, the average commute to work is 35.55 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Effort is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Effort overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Effort, 22.55% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Effort in 2010 was $21,276, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,104 for a family of four. However, Effort contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Effort home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Effort residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Effort also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Effort include Irish, German, Polish, and Danish.

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