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

Lewisburg is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lewisburg is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lewisburg who work in teaching (16.03%), sales jobs (12.28%), and office and administrative support (11.57%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.64% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Lewisburg to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

Lewisburg is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Lewisburg citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.53% of adults in Lewisburg have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lewisburg in 2010 was $19,839, 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 $79,356 for a family of four. However, Lewisburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lewisburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 Asian. 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 Chinese and Spanish.