New Britain is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,025 people and just one neighborhood, New Britain is the 446th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Prices
New Britain real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although New Britain house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
New Britain is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Britain is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Britain who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (15.54%) and management occupations (11.44%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
New Britain is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped New Britain to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.