Northumberland, PA
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Northumberland is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,728 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Northumberland is the 389th largest community in Pennsylvania. Northumberland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Northumberland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northumberland is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northumberland who work in sales jobs (14.45%), office and administrative support (13.90%), and healthcare (12.20%).

Being a small borough, Northumberland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Northumberland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Northumberland, 24.21% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Northumberland in 2010 was $25,998, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,992 for a family of four. However, Northumberland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Northumberland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northumberland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northumberland include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Northumberland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.

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