Slippery Rock is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,613 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Slippery Rock is the 401st largest community in Pennsylvania.
Slippery Rock is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.95% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Slippery Rock is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Slippery Rock who work in food service (17.24%), sales jobs (12.70%), and office and administrative support (11.44%).
Slippery Rock is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Slippery Rock area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Slippery Rock maintain a good economy.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Slippery Rock spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Slippery Rock are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.66% of adults in Slippery Rock have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Slippery Rock in 2010 was $18,999, 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 $75,996 for a family of four. However, Slippery Rock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Slippery Rock also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Slippery Rock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Slippery Rock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Slippery Rock include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Slippery Rock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.