Orwigsburg, PA
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Orwigsburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,002 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Orwigsburg is the 452nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Orwigsburg 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, Orwigsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Orwigsburg is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Orwigsburg who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), teaching (12.80%), and healthcare (9.58%).

Orwigsburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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

In terms of college education, Orwigsburg is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.56% of adults in Orwigsburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Orwigsburg in 2010 was $32,497, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,988 for a family of four. However, Orwigsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Orwigsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Chinese.