Pennsburg, PA
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Pennsburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,873 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pennsburg is the 383rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Pennsburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Pennsburg real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Pennsburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pennsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pennsburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pennsburg who work in sales jobs (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.23%), and management occupations (9.73%).

In Pennsburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.48 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Pennsburg 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 Pennsburg, 23.25% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pennsburg in 2010 was $27,118, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,472 for a family of four. However, Pennsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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