Tobyhanna, PA
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Tobyhanna is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 15,784 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tobyhanna is the 59th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Tobyhanna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tobyhanna is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tobyhanna who work in office and administrative support (15.44%), sales jobs (10.04%), and food service (7.75%).

Also of interest is that Tobyhanna has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Tobyhanna has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Tobyhanna a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Tobyhanna is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Tobyhanna, the average commute to work is 37.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Tobyhanna is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Tobyhanna rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.71% of adults 25 and older in Tobyhanna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Tobyhanna in 2010 was $20,362, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,448 for a family of four. However, Tobyhanna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tobyhanna is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tobyhanna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tobyhanna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tobyhanna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.82% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tobyhanna include German, Irish, Polish, and Jamaican.

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