Newell - Grindstone, PA

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Newell - Grindstone is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,480 people and just one neighborhood, Newell - Grindstone is the 570th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Newell - Grindstone was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Newell - Grindstone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Newell - Grindstone is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newell - Grindstone who work in office and administrative support (12.53%), healthcare (11.91%), and management occupations (9.33%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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

In Newell - Grindstone, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.64 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Newell - Grindstone does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.


The education level of Newell - Grindstone citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.32% of adults in Newell - Grindstone have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newell - Grindstone in 2018 was $32,779, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,116 for a family of four. However, Newell - Grindstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Newell - Grindstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more Hungarian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.4% have Slovak ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Newell - Grindstone are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 50.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.7% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 35.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.5%), and 17.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households. Some people also speak Polish (12.9%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Newell - Grindstone, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (18.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report German roots (16.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (10.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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