Kingston, PA
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Kingston is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 12,941 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Kingston is the 79th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kingston 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, Kingston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kingston is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kingston who work in office and administrative support (16.64%), healthcare (11.79%), and sales jobs (10.69%).

In terms of college education, Kingston is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.62% of adults in Kingston have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kingston in 2010 was $29,582, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,328 for a family of four. However, Kingston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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