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Living In Swissvale, PA

The small town of Swissvale, Pennsylvania is home to slightly less than 9,000 people. Young professionals will fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their home. With a relatively affordable average rent of $787/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Over the course of 12 months, renters in Swissvale will save around $1,600 compared to the state average.

With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, slower than most cities in the state, Swissvale residents are well aware that getting to work takes some patience. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 33% of residents, while public transit is used by just 13% of the population. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

There are three primary industries in Swissvale: healthcare, retail, and education. Together, these industries make up 26% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, as 11% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of almost $54K, Swissvale workers bring in less than the average Pennsylvania resident. Swissvale's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Swissvale has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 17% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.


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