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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Kensington who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), sales jobs (9.28%), and food service (8.36%).

The population of New Kensington overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in New Kensington, 21.99% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Kensington in 2010 was $23,555, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,220 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 Italian.