Pittston, PA

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Living in Pittston

Pittston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,802 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Pittston is the 171st largest community in Pennsylvania. Pittston has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittston who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), sales jobs (8.67%), and management occupations (7.56%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Pittston rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.96% 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 2018 was $21,949, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,796 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, Italian, Polish, German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Pittston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.