Leechburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,069 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leechburg is the 580th largest community in Pennsylvania. Leechburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Leechburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.70% of the Leechburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leechburg is a borough of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leechburg who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), sales jobs (11.38%), and teaching (4.90%).
Also of interest is that Leechburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Leechburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Leechburg, the average commute to work is 31.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. However, it is a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Leechburg’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In terms of college education, Leechburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.10% of adults 25 and older in Leechburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leechburg in 2010 was $22,208, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,832 for a family of four.
The people who call Leechburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leechburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leechburg include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Leechburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.