Meyersdale is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,082 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Meyersdale is the 571st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Meyersdale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Meyersdale is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 43.04% of the Meyersdale workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Meyersdale is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Meyersdale who work in office and administrative support (11.76%), healthcare (7.19%), and food service (5.82%).
The overall crime rate in Meyersdale 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.
Meyersdale is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Meyersdale with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Meyersdale in 2010 was $21,535, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,140 for a family of four.
The people who call Meyersdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meyersdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Meyersdale include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Meyersdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Vietnamese.