Hamburg, PA
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Hamburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,398 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamburg is the 346th largest community in Pennsylvania. Hamburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamburg who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), healthcare (8.82%), and food service (7.03%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hamburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.36% of adults 25 and older in Hamburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Hamburg in 2010 was $31,141, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,564 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 Irish, Italian, Pennsylvania German, and Polish.

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