Philipsburg, PA
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Philipsburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,715 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Philipsburg is the 490th largest community in Pennsylvania. Philipsburg 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, Philipsburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Philipsburg is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Philipsburg who work in office and administrative support (16.83%), sales jobs (10.03%), and food service (8.66%).

Also of interest is that Philipsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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

The citizens of Philipsburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.72% of adults in Philipsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Philipsburg in 2010 was $23,428, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,712 for a family of four. However, Philipsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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