Sunbury, PA
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Sunbury is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 9,652 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sunbury is the 113th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Sunbury was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Sunbury isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sunbury are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunbury is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunbury who work in office and administrative support (9.15%), food service (8.59%), and healthcare suport services (8.46%).

Being a small city, Sunbury does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Sunbury, just 8.68% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sunbury in 2010 was $18,259, 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 $73,036 for a family of four.

The people who call Sunbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sunbury include Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sunbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.