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. Sunbury has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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 (10.60%), food service (10.04%), and maintenance occupations (8.09%).

As is often the case in a small city, Sunbury doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Sunbury have a very low rate of college education: just 8.88% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Sunbury in 2010 was $17,270, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,080 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, Italian, and English.

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