Towanda is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,812 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Towanda is the 472nd largest community in Pennsylvania. Towanda has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Towanda is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Towanda is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Towanda who work in office and administrative support (12.59%), sales jobs (7.69%), and management occupations (7.69%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Towanda spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small borough, Towanda does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Towanda citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.52% of adults in Towanda have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Towanda in 2010 was $26,013, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,052 for a family of four. However, Towanda contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Towanda home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Towanda residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Towanda include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Towanda is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.