New Kensington, PA


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New Kensington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 12,713 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, New Kensington is the 80th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some cities, New Kensington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in New Kensington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Kensington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Kensington who work in office and administrative support (13.46%), sales jobs (9.22%), and food service (7.90%).

In terms of college education, New Kensington is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.93% of adults 25 and older in New Kensington have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in New Kensington in 2010 was $21,798, 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 $87,192 for a family of four. However, New Kensington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

New Kensington is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call New Kensington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Kensington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in New Kensington include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in New Kensington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.