Effort, PA


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Living in Effort

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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Effort who work in teaching (14.30%), office and administrative support (14.01%), and maintenance occupations (11.71%).

Effort 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 town’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, Effort’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 31.83 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Effort citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.72% of adults in Effort have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Effort in 2010 was $25,976, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,904 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. Important ancestries of people in Effort include German, Irish, Polish, and Danish.

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