Waynesburg, PA
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Waynesburg is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,045 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Waynesburg is the 354th largest community in Pennsylvania. Waynesburg 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, Waynesburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waynesburg is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waynesburg who work in office and administrative support (20.55%), sales jobs (8.32%), and food service (6.80%).

Waynesburg is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Waynesburg area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Waynesburg maintain a good economy.

As is often the case in a small borough, Waynesburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The overall education level of Waynesburg is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.69% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Waynesburg in 2010 was $18,249, 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 $72,996 for a family of four. However, Waynesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Waynesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waynesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Waynesburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Waynesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.