West Newton, PA
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West Newton is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,544 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Newton is the 509th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some boroughs, West Newton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West Newton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West Newton is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West Newton who work in sales jobs (15.81%), office and administrative support (12.14%), and management occupations (7.69%).

Also of interest is that West Newton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.38% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Being a small borough, West Newton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of West Newton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.24% of adults in West Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in West Newton in 2010 was $24,160, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,640 for a family of four. However, West Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in West Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.

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