Olyphant, PA


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Olyphant is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,111 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Olyphant is the 284th largest community in Pennsylvania. Olyphant 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Olyphant is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olyphant is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olyphant who work in healthcare (12.68%), office and administrative support (11.74%), and sales jobs (9.87%).

Even though Olyphant is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Olyphant are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.19% of adults in Olyphant having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Olyphant in 2010 was $26,064, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,256 for a family of four. However, Olyphant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Olyphant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.

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