Vanderbilt is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 468 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vanderbilt is the 943rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Vanderbilt has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Vanderbilt is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.18% of the Vanderbilt workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Vanderbilt is a borough of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Vanderbilt who work in management occupations (10.20%), community and social services (8.84%), and maintenance occupations (8.16%).
One downside of living in Vanderbilt, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.46 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small borough, Vanderbilt does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Vanderbilt with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.34% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vanderbilt in 2010 was $19,523, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,092 for a family of four.
The people who call Vanderbilt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vanderbilt residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vanderbilt include Irish, English, Italian, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Vanderbilt is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.