Lansdowne, PA
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Lansdowne is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,639 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lansdowne is the 97th largest community in Pennsylvania. Lansdowne has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Lansdowne is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lansdowne is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansdowne who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), management occupations (10.69%), and teaching (8.76%).

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

One downside of living in Lansdowne is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lansdowne, the average commute to work is 34.65 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Lansdowne’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Despite being a small borough, Lansdowne has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Lansdowne 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: 33.90% of adults in Lansdowne have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lansdowne in 2010 was $31,158, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,632 for a family of four. However, Lansdowne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Lansdowne is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Indic languages.