Slatington is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,276 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Slatington is the 350th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Slatington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Slatington is a blue-collar town, with 36.71% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Slatington is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Slatington who work in office and administrative support (14.42%), sales jobs (11.02%), and healthcare (9.50%).
One downside of living in Slatington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Slatington, the average commute to work is 30.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. However, it is a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Slatington’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
The rate of college-level education in Slatington is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.67% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Slatington in 2010 was $22,629, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,516 for a family of four. However, Slatington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Slatington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Slatington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Slatington include Irish, Italian, Pennsylvania German, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Slatington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.