West Hazleton is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 4,503 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Hazleton is the 321st largest community in Pennsylvania.
When you are in West Hazleton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 46.55% of West Hazleton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, West Hazleton is a borough of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Hazleton who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), sales jobs (10.96%), and food service (7.13%).
As is often the case in a small borough, West Hazleton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In West Hazleton, just 12.60% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Hazleton in 2010 was $15,827, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,308 for a family of four.
West Hazleton is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call West Hazleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Hazleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West Hazleton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 46.94% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Hazleton include Italian, German, Irish, and Slovak.
In addition, West Hazleton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.53%).
The most common language spoken in West Hazleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.