Dickson City is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,761 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dickson City is the 229th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Dickson City was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dickson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dickson City is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dickson City who work in sales jobs (15.52%), office and administrative support (12.59%), and healthcare (7.26%).
The population of Dickson City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dickson City, 24.03% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Dickson City in 2018 was $29,928, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,712 for a family of four. However, Dickson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Dickson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dickson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dickson City include Polish, Irish, Italian, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Dickson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Russian.