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

Unlike some boroughs, Marcus Hook isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marcus Hook are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marcus Hook is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marcus Hook who work in office and administrative support (17.49%), food service (10.65%), and sales jobs (9.95%).

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.

In Marcus Hook, just 10.64% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Marcus Hook in 2010 was $16,526, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,104 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, English, and Polish.

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