Nanticoke is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 10,258 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Nanticoke is the 102nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Nanticoke was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nanticoke is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nanticoke is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nanticoke who work in office and administrative support (15.75%), sales jobs (11.50%), and healthcare (6.40%).
For a small city, Nanticoke has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Nanticoke exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Nanticoke rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.27% of adults 25 and older in Nanticoke have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Nanticoke in 2010 was $21,030, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,120 for a family of four.
The people who call Nanticoke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Nanticoke residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Nanticoke include German, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Nanticoke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.