Northampton is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,860 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northampton is the 112th largest community in Pennsylvania. Northampton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Unlike some boroughs, Northampton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Northampton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northampton is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Northampton who work in office and administrative support (17.85%), sales jobs (12.90%), and food service (7.16%).
The education level of Northampton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.29% of adults 25 and older in Northampton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Northampton in 2010 was $27,018, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,072 for a family of four. However, Northampton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Northampton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northampton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northampton include Irish, Italian, Pennsylvania German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Northampton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.