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. North Braddock has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, North Braddock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in North Braddock are a mix 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 (19.10%), maintenance occupations (9.35%), and sales jobs (6.32%).

Also of interest is that North Braddock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.22% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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 percentage of people in North Braddock with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.41% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in North Braddock in 2010 was $17,366, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,464 for a family of four. North Braddock also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.74% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Italian, African, Slovak, and Irish.

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

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