Marcus Hook, PA
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Marcus Hook is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,397 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Marcus Hook is the 544th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marcus Hook is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marcus Hook is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marcus Hook who work in office and administrative support (19.56%), food service (11.31%), and sales jobs (11.10%).

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

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Marcus Hook has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The rate of college-level education in Marcus Hook is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.36% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marcus Hook in 2010 was $16,552, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,208 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Marcus Hook is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.