Northumberland, Pennsylvania is a small town with slightly less than 4,000 residents. Retirees are customary, as they make up 21% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 71% of residents own their homes. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $749 per month, which is $169/month less than the state average.
There are three primary industries in Northumberland: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 29% of the workforce in the town. With an average annual income of just over $62K, Northumberland workers earn about the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. Northumberland, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Northumberland has a large number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or GED (30%). Further, 20% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in Pennsylvania, Northumberland residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (44%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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