Trafford is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,144 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Trafford is the 443rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Trafford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Trafford is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Trafford who work in office and administrative support (21.36%), sales jobs (10.83%), and food service (9.07%).
One downside of living in Trafford, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.43 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Trafford is a smaller borough, 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 people in Trafford who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.93% of adults in Trafford have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Trafford in 2010 was $27,419, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,676 for a family of four. However, Trafford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Trafford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Trafford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Trafford include German, Irish, Slovak, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Trafford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.