Tarentum, PA
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Tarentum is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,462 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Tarentum is the 328th largest community in Pennsylvania. Tarentum has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs, Tarentum isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tarentum are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tarentum is a borough of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarentum who work in healthcare (11.81%), sales jobs (10.06%), and food service (7.91%).

Tarentum, 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 percentage of adults in Tarentum who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Tarentum have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tarentum in 2010 was $20,897, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,588 for a family of four.

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

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