Pittston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,651 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pittston is the 171st largest community in Pennsylvania. Pittston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Pittston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pittston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittston who work in office and administrative support (14.38%), sales jobs (10.75%), and management occupations (7.73%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Pittston rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.62% of adults 25 and older in Pittston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Pittston in 2010 was $24,743, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,972 for a family of four. However, Pittston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Pittston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pittston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittston include Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Pittston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.