Information About 19142

The total estimated population is 29,063. Density is very high at 16,986 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: Black: 15,840; White: 9,318; Asian: 2,978; Two or More Races: 645; American Indian: 56; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 4; Other Race: 222; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 663 (2%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 28,400 (98%)

There are 4,426 foreign born residents, of which 44.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Vietnam: 1,483; Cambodia: 245; Jamaica: 218; Haiti: 139; Nigeria: 128; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 115; Trinidad & Tobago: 107; U.S. Born: This State: 22,228; South: 1,168; Northeast: 962; West: 112; Midwest: 112;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in19142 Most Common US Birthplaces in19142

The sex distribution is 47% male and 53% female. The median age is 29 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,708 married couples with children and 2,412 single-parent households (401 men, 2,011 women).

The median household income is $25,973 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Pennsylvania: $40,106; 19142: $25,973;

29% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Pennsylvania: 11%; 19142: 29%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 6,848; Government: 1,355; Self-employed: 145; Unpaid family work: 18; Occupation: Sales and office: 2,799; Service: 2,608; Office and administrative support: 1,870; Management, professional, and related: 1,859; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,265; Professional and related: 1,236;

Work Types in19142 Common Occupations in19142

The average commute time is 37 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 3,798; Public transportation: 3,036; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,418; Walked: 332; Worked at home: 96; Bicycle: 38; Motorcycle: 19;

Transportation to work methods in19142

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in19142.

There are 11,196 housing units, of which 9,973 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 6,659; Renter: 3,258; Vacant: 1,279; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 3,886; Not Mortgaged: 2,773;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in19142

The median single family home value is $43,800.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Pennsylvania: $1,010; 19142: $655;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Pennsylvania: $438; 19142: $429;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 4,879; 1940 to 1949: 2,192; 1950 to 1959: 1,966; 1960 to 1969: 1,459; 1970 to 1979: 468; 1980 to 1989: 95; 1990 to 1994: 50; 1995 to 1998: 81; 1999 to March 2000: 6;

2.8% of homes lack plumbing and 3.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 8,376; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 866; Electricity: 396; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 226;

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