Selinsgrove, PA
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Selinsgrove is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,792 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Selinsgrove is the 251st largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Selinsgrove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Selinsgrove is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Selinsgrove who work in food service (15.32%), office and administrative support (12.61%), and sales jobs (9.97%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Selinsgrove is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Selinsgrove to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

Selinsgrove is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The overall education level of Selinsgrove is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.34% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Selinsgrove in 2010 was $17,466, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,864 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Selinsgrove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.