Lykens is a small town in Pennsylvania with slightly less than 2,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just under 40, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. The majority of Lykens residents own their homes, and 35% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $676/month, which is $241 per month less than the state average.
There are three primary industries in Lykens: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in transportation, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $44,000, Lykens workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average, Lykens has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (36%). In addition, 7% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Lykens has an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 35% of workers, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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