Greentown, PA
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Greentown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,578 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Greentown is the 170th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Greentown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Greentown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greentown who work in sales jobs (14.07%), office and administrative support (12.59%), and management occupations (10.77%).

Another notable thing is that Greentown is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Greentown is worth considering.

One downside of living in Greentown, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.96 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Greentown is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.16% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Greentown in 2010 was $28,941, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,764 for a family of four. However, Greentown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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