New Brighton is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,891 people and three constituent neighborhoods, New Brighton is the 231st largest community in Pennsylvania. New Brighton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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, New Brighton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Brighton is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Brighton who work in office and administrative support (18.50%), sales jobs (9.46%), and food service (7.88%).
The percentage of adults in New Brighton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.36% of adults in New Brighton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in New Brighton in 2010 was $18,666, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,664 for a family of four.
New Brighton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call New Brighton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Brighton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Brighton include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in New Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.