Jersey Shore is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,171 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jersey Shore is the 343rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Jersey Shore 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, Jersey Shore is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jersey Shore is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jersey Shore who work in food service (12.40%), office and administrative support (10.40%), and management occupations (9.02%).
Jersey Shore’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Jersey Shore rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.26% of adults 25 and older in Jersey Shore 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 Jersey Shore in 2010 was $22,573, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,292 for a family of four. However, Jersey Shore contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Jersey Shore home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jersey Shore residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jersey Shore include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Jersey Shore is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.