North Braddock, PA


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North Braddock is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,787 people and three constituent neighborhoods, North Braddock is the 302nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in North Braddock was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Braddock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Braddock is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Braddock who work in office and administrative support (17.80%), maintenance occupations (9.48%), and sales jobs (7.36%).

One downside of living in North Braddock is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Braddock, the average commute to work is 30.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite the fact that it is a small borough, North Braddock has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.

The population of North Braddock has a very low overall level of education: only 9.24% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in North Braddock in 2010 was $17,593, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,372 for a family of four.

North Braddock is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call North Braddock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Braddock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Braddock include Irish, Italian, Slovak, and African.

The most common language spoken in North Braddock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Italian.

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