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. Much of the housing stock in Shickshinny was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs, Shickshinny isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Shickshinny are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shickshinny is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Shickshinny who work in sales jobs (12.45%), healthcare (11.72%), and maintenance occupations (10.62%).

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

Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Shickshinny is worth considering.

Shickshinny 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 percentage of adults in Shickshinny with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.70% of adults in Shickshinny have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Shickshinny in 2010 was $19,366, 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 $77,464 for a family of four. However, Shickshinny contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Irish, Pennsylvania German, and Italian.

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

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