Leechburg, PA


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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.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leechburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leechburg is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leechburg who work in office and administrative support (16.59%), sales jobs (10.58%), and personal care services (7.81%).

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 30.59 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, the citizens of Leechburg rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.45% of adults 25 and older in Leechburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Leechburg in 2010 was $20,786, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,144 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 Asian. 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 Chinese and Vietnamese.

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