Lewisburg, PA
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Lewisburg is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,774 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lewisburg is the 242nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Lewisburg has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Lewisburg is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lewisburg is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewisburg who work in teaching (15.85%), office and administrative support (11.15%), and food service (11.02%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Lewisburg has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Lewisburg is also a borough of artists. Lewisburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lewisburg’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Lewisburg is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Lewisburg to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

As is often the case in a small borough, Lewisburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Lewisburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.64% of adults in Lewisburg have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lewisburg in 2010 was $19,864, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,456 for a family of four. However, Lewisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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