Pittston, PA
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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. Much of the housing stock in Pittston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Pittston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pittston are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.78%), sales jobs (11.14%), and management occupations (7.88%).

The percentage of adults in Pittston with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.61% of adults in Pittston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pittston in 2010 was $24,917, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,668 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 Spanish and Italian.