Macungie, PA
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Macungie is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,149 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Macungie is the 454th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Macungie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Macungie is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Macungie who work in office and administrative support (13.39%), food service (11.51%), and healthcare (9.59%).

Also of interest is that Macungie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Overall, Macungie’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Macungie is very much a car-oriented borough. This is because the population of Macungie isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 92.57% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

Being a small borough, Macungie does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Macungie citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.57% of adults in Macungie have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Macungie in 2010 was $30,556, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,224 for a family of four. However, Macungie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Macungie is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Macungie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Macungie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Macungie include Irish, Slovak, English, and Italian.

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