Tower City, a small town in Pennsylvania, has a population of slightly more than 1,000. The town's residents, with an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Only 23% of residents rent in Tower City, as home ownership is common in the town. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $670 per month, which is $248/month less than the state average.
Averaging about 34 minutes, Tower City's commute time is slower than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Tower City. The four most common are manufacturing, retail, public administration, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the town's workforce. 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 under $57K, Tower City workers earn about $7,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. Tower City's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Tower City has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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