Mount Carmel is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,728 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mount Carmel is the 240th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Mount Carmel was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Carmel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Carmel is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Carmel who work in office and administrative support (14.23%), healthcare (11.15%), and sales jobs (7.34%).
In terms of college education, Mount Carmel is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.51% of adults 25 and older in Mount Carmel have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Carmel in 2010 was $20,948, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,792 for a family of four. However, Mount Carmel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mount Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Carmel include Italian, German, Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mount Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Spanish.