Lansdowne, PA


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Living in Lansdowne

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. Much of the housing stock in Lansdowne was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Lansdowne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (15.90%), management occupations (10.55%), and healthcare (9.63%).

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.

In Lansdowne, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.07 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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.

The education level of Lansdowne citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.45% of adults in Lansdowne have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lansdowne in 2010 was $30,377, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,508 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 Liberian.

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