A small town in Pennsylvania, Vandergrift has just over 5,000 residents. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 39, skew younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 40% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $592 a month, which is $325 per month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 33 minutes, slower than most cities in Pennsylvania, Vandergrift residents find that traveling to work takes some patience. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
There are three primary industries in Vandergrift: manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 23% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in transportation, as 10% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Vandergrift workers earn an average annual income of just under $46K, about $17,000 less than the state average. Vandergrift's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Vandergrift has a high concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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