Plum, PA
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Plum is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 27,505 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Plum is the 28th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Plum is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plum is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plum who work in office and administrative support (16.08%), sales jobs (12.37%), and management occupations (10.02%).

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

Because of many things, Plum is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Plum really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Plum perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The population of Plum is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.63% of adults in Plum have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plum in 2010 was $31,701, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,804 for a family of four. However, Plum contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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