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 85.67% 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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plum who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), sales jobs (13.65%), and healthcare (9.75%).

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.

Plum is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Plum’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Plum is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Plum area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Plum citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.82% of adults in Plum have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Plum in 2010 was $30,971, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,884 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 German.