Meadville, PA
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Meadville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,061 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Meadville is the 77th largest community in Pennsylvania. Meadville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Meadville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meadville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meadville who work in office and administrative support (15.76%), teaching (10.87%), and sales jobs (8.83%).

In addition, Meadville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Meadville attending college, and as a result Meadville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Meadville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.37 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Meadville is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.10% of adults in Meadville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Meadville in 2010 was $20,308, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,232 for a family of four. However, Meadville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Meadville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Spanish.