New Wilmington is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,244 people and just one neighborhood, New Wilmington is the 535th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
New Wilmington is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Wilmington is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Wilmington who work in teaching (18.18%), sales jobs (16.38%) and food service (10.89%).
Setting & Lifestyle
New Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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.
For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in New Wilmington. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to New Wilmington.
Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.65 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small borough, New Wilmington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.