Tamaqua, PA
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Tamaqua is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,829 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Tamaqua is the 189th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Tamaqua was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Tamaqua is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.11% of the Tamaqua workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Tamaqua is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tamaqua who work in office and administrative support (15.95%), sales jobs (11.64%), and food service (8.91%).

Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tamaqua is worth considering.

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

The citizens of Tamaqua are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.44% of adults in Tamaqua have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Tamaqua in 2010 was $19,284, 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 $77,136 for a family of four.

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

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