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. Slatington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Slatington is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.32% of the Slatington workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (12.09%), sales jobs (11.94%), and healthcare (9.43%).
In Slatington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Slatington with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.26% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Slatington in 2010 was $23,102, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,408 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 English.
The most common language spoken in Slatington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.