Emporium, PA


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Emporium is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,934 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Emporium is the 590th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Emporium was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Emporium is a blue-collar town, with 38.66% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Emporium is a borough of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Emporium who work in office and administrative support (15.16%), management occupations (13.66%), and sales jobs (7.99%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Emporium spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.87 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.

Emporium is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Emporium, just 12.55% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Emporium in 2010 was $26,494, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,976 for a family of four. However, Emporium contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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