Shickshinny, PA
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Shickshinny is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 827 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shickshinny is the 831st largest community in Pennsylvania. Shickshinny has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Shickshinny is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.33% of the Shickshinny workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Shickshinny is a borough of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shickshinny who work in sales jobs (11.93%), maintenance occupations (10.29%), and office and administrative support (9.88%).

It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Shickshinny has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Shickshinny has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Shickshinny than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Shickshinny may be for you.

One downside of living in Shickshinny, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.47 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small borough, Shickshinny doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Shickshinny has a very low overall level of education: only 7.33% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Shickshinny in 2010 was $18,408, 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 $73,632 for a family of four.

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

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

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