The small town of Slatington, Pennsylvania is home to slightly more than 4,000 people. The town's population, at an average age of just under 41, is fairly typical compared to other municipalities in Pennsylvania, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in Slatington, and 58% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $850 per month is slightly below the state average.
Many Slatington residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 24% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the town. Slatington workers earn an average annual income of about $58,000, a little less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Slatington's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Slatington has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (35%). Further, 11% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 31 minutes, slower than most cities in Pennsylvania, Slatington residents are well aware that getting to work takes some patience. Many residents (41%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
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