Vandergrift is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,032 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Vandergrift is the 277th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Vandergrift was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Vandergrift is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vandergrift is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vandergrift who work in sales jobs (14.04%), office and administrative support (12.84%), and healthcare (6.62%).
Vandergrift’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The percentage of people in Vandergrift with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.61% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vandergrift in 2010 was $19,645, 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 $78,580 for a family of four.
The people who call Vandergrift home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vandergrift residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vandergrift include Italian, Irish, Polish, and Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Vandergrift is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and German.