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 (12.45%), sales jobs (11.03%), and food service (7.20%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Tobyhanna has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Tobyhanna has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tobyhanna than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tobyhanna may be for you.

In Tobyhanna, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

The percentage of adults in Tobyhanna with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.83% of adults in Tobyhanna have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tobyhanna in 2010 was $21,017, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,068 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 22.55% 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.