Edinboro, PA

Edinboro profile

Living in Edinboro

Edinboro is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 5,515 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edinboro is the 211th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Edinboro is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 88.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edinboro is a borough of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edinboro who work in teaching (12.53%), food service (10.77%), and office and administrative support (9.07%).

Edinboro is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Edinboro to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

For a small borough, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Edinboro. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Edinboro.

If knowledge is power, Edinboro is a pretty powerful place. 54.86% of the adults in Edinboro have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Edinboro in 2018 was $21,684, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,736 for a family of four. However, Edinboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Edinboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edinboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edinboro include German, English, Italian, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Edinboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.