Shamokin, PA
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Shamokin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 7,162 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shamokin is the 179th largest community in Pennsylvania. Shamokin has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Shamokin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shamokin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shamokin who work in office and administrative support (18.80%), food service (9.54%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (6.19%).

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

In Shamokin, just 8.56% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shamokin in 2010 was $18,665, 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 $74,660 for a family of four.

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

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