Shenandoah is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,873 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shenandoah is the 291st largest community in Pennsylvania. Shenandoah has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Shenandoah is a blue-collar town, with 46.51% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Shenandoah is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shenandoah who work in food service (11.20%), sales jobs (11.07%), and office and administrative support (8.57%).
For a small borough, Shenandoah has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Shenandoah exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The population of Shenandoah has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.24% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Shenandoah in 2010 was $15,393, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,572 for a family of four. Shenandoah also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Shenandoah is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Shenandoah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shenandoah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Shenandoah also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.49% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Shenandoah include German, Irish, Dutch, and Lithuanian.
The most common language spoken in Shenandoah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.