Pen Argyl, PA
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Pen Argyl is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,541 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pen Argyl is the 403rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Pen Argyl was built prior to World War II, 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, Pen Argyl is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pen Argyl is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pen Argyl who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), personal care services (7.76%), and food service (7.52%).

One downside of living in Pen Argyl, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.64 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small borough, Pen Argyl doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Pen Argyl is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.24% of adults 25 and older in Pen Argyl have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pen Argyl in 2010 was $21,488, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,952 for a family of four. However, Pen Argyl contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Pen Argyl home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pen Argyl residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pen Argyl include Italian, Irish, English, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Pen Argyl is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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