Information About 19143

The total estimated population is 71,169. Density is very high at 21,597 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: Black: 64,174; White: 4,291; Two or More Races: 1,365; Asian: 780; American Indian: 165; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 26; Other Race: 368; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 974 (1%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 70,195 (99%)

There are 3,847 foreign born residents, of which 46.8% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Jamaica: 1,211; Trinidad & Tobago: 266; Haiti: 111; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 87; Cambodia: 86; India: 82; Nigeria: 79; U.S. Born: This State: 50,861; South: 11,284; Northeast: 2,860; Midwest: 709; West: 590;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in19143 Most Common US Birthplaces in19143

The sex distribution is 45% male and 55% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 2,392 married couples with children and 5,019 single-parent households (657 men, 4,362 women).

The median household income is $25,826 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Pennsylvania: $40,106; 19143: $25,826;

26% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Pennsylvania: 11%; 19143: 26%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 15,856; Government: 4,659; Self-employed: 778; Unpaid family work: 72; Occupation: Sales and office: 7,349; Service: 7,100; Management, professional, and related: 6,594; Office and administrative support: 5,264; Professional and related: 4,737; Production, transportation, and material moving: 2,605;

Work Types in19143 Common Occupations in19143

The average commute time is 39 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Public transportation: 10,357; Car or truck (drove alone): 8,519; Car or truck (carpooled): 2,949; Walked: 1,168; Worked at home: 355; Bicycle: 279;

Transportation to work methods in19143

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in19143.

There are 30,428 housing units, of which 22,246 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 16,047; Renter: 10,302; Vacant: 4,079; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 7,469; Not Mortgaged: 8,578;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in19143

The median single family home value is $39,800.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Pennsylvania: $1,010; 19143: $726;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Pennsylvania: $438; 19143: $427;

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: 17,398; 1940 to 1949: 6,059; 1950 to 1959: 3,502; 1960 to 1969: 1,676; 1970 to 1979: 1,040; 1980 to 1989: 279; 1990 to 1994: 222; 1995 to 1998: 158; 1999 to March 2000: 94;

3.5% of homes lack plumbing and 3.0% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 20,340; Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.: 3,841; Electricity: 1,278; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 638;

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