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. Steelton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Steelton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (26.29%), maintenance occupations (10.07%), and sales jobs (8.98%).

In Steelton, just 12.22% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Steelton in 2010 was $17,382, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,528 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Steelton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.75% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Steelton include Irish, Italian, English, and Croatian.

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

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