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. Much of the housing stock in Kutztown was built prior to World War II, 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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kutztown who work in office and administrative support (12.08%), sales jobs (9.62%), and teaching (9.38%).
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 overall education level of Kutztown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.71% of adults in Kutztown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kutztown in 2010 was $23,204, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,816 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kutztown include Italian, Irish, English, and Pennsylvania German.
The most common language spoken in Kutztown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.