Mars, PA

Mars profile

Living in Mars

Mars is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,612 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mars is the 650th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Mars was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Mars real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Mars house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mars is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mars is a borough of service providers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mars who work in healthcare (8.65%), food service (8.49%), and sales jobs (7.70%).

The overall crime rate in Mars is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

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

The percentage of adults in Mars who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.17% of the adults in Mars have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mars in 2018 was $26,653, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,612 for a family of four. However, Mars contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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