Kutztown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,080 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kutztown is the 294th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kutztown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Kutztown is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kutztown is a borough of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kutztown who work in management occupations (17.13%), teaching (16.97%), and community and social services (10.59%).
Kutztown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Kutztown enrolled in college, Kutztown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Kutztown. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Kutztown.
As is often the case in a small borough, Kutztown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Kutztown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.49% of adults in Kutztown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kutztown in 2018 was $31,446, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,784 for a family of four. However, Kutztown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Kutztown include German, Italian, Irish, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kutztown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and West Germanic languages.