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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tarentum is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tarentum is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarentum who work in healthcare (10.39%), sales jobs (10.34%), and office and administrative support (8.15%).
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 education level of Tarentum citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.30% of adults 25 and older in Tarentum have a college degree.
The per capita income in Tarentum in 2010 was $20,378, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,512 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.