Jim Thorpe, a small town in Pennsylvania, has a population of slightly less than 5,000. The town's population, with an average age of just under 41, is fairly typical compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 39. The majority of residents own their homes in Jim Thorpe, and 32% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $835 a month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in Jim Thorpe will save around $82 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 37 minutes, Jim Thorpe's commute time is longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive to work, while public transit is not widely used. Few workers (2%) commute on foot, though the number exceeds the national average.
Compared to the national average, Jim Thorpe has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (28%). Additionally, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Healthcare is the most common industry in Jim Thorpe, accounting for 12% of the population. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of just under $59K, Jim Thorpe workers take home slightly less than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
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