Kutztown, PA
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Kutztown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,028 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kutztown is the 294th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kutztown 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, Kutztown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kutztown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kutztown who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), teaching (10.82%), and food service (9.64%).

Of important note, Kutztown is also a borough of artists. Kutztown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Kutztown’s character.

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

Kutztown is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Kutztown area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Kutztown maintain a good economy.

The education level of Kutztown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.55% of adults in Kutztown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kutztown in 2010 was $24,522, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,088 for a family of four. However, Kutztown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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