Steelton, PA
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Steelton is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,932 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Steelton is the 232nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Steelton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Steelton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Steelton is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Steelton who work in office and administrative support (24.70%), maintenance occupations (9.64%), and sales jobs (8.80%).

The percentage of people in Steelton with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Steelton in 2010 was $18,719, 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 $74,876 for a family of four. However, Steelton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Steelton is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Steelton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Steelton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Steelton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.76% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Steelton include Irish, Italian, Croatian, and Brazilian.

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

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