Myerstown, PA
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Myerstown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,140 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Myerstown is the 457th largest community in Pennsylvania. Myerstown has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Myerstown is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.00% of the Myerstown workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Myerstown is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Myerstown who work in office and administrative support (14.43%), healthcare (9.97%), and maintenance occupations (5.89%).

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

The citizens of Myerstown have a very low rate of college education: just 9.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Myerstown in 2010 was $21,902, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,608 for a family of four. However, Myerstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Myerstown is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Myerstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Myerstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Myerstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.09% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Myerstown include Italian, Polish, Pennsylvania German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Myerstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Portuguese.