Hamburg, PA

Hamburg profile

Living in Hamburg

Hamburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,270 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamburg is the 346th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Hamburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hamburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hamburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamburg who work in sales jobs (16.78%), food service (9.04%), and office and administrative support (6.11%).

Also of interest is that Hamburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Hamburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.63% of adults 25 and older in Hamburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hamburg in 2018 was $32,018, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,072 for a family of four. However, Hamburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hamburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hamburg include German, Irish, Italian, Pennsylvania German, and English.

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