Swissvale is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,855 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Swissvale is the 132nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Swissvale was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Swissvale is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 89.54% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Swissvale is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Swissvale who work in office and administrative support (17.45%), sales jobs (11.07%), and management occupations (9.08%).
Also of interest is that Swissvale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Swissvale, even though it is a small borough, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, borough who have a need for low-cost transportation.
The education level of Swissvale citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.91% of adults in Swissvale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Swissvale in 2010 was $25,419, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,676 for a family of four. However, Swissvale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Swissvale is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Swissvale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Swissvale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Swissvale include German, Italian, African, and English.
The most common language spoken in Swissvale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.