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The small town of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania is home to approximately 7,000 residents. Families with young children will feel right at home, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though retirees outpace national averages as well. At an average age of just under 40, the town's population skews younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $737/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in Tamaqua will pay around $180 less compared to the state average.
Many Tamaqua residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 21% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Tamaqua workers earn an average annual income of about $45,000, about $19,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Tamaqua has a large number of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 10% have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Tamaqua has an average commute time of about 29 minutes. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't used. Not many residents (2%) walk to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
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