Quakertown, PA
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Quakertown is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,855 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Quakertown is the 135th largest community in Pennsylvania. Quakertown has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Quakertown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Quakertown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Quakertown is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Quakertown who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), sales jobs (8.79%), and management occupations (7.66%).

The citizens of Quakertown are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.72% of adults in Quakertown having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Quakertown in 2010 was $25,438, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,752 for a family of four. However, Quakertown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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