Tobyhanna, PA

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Living in Tobyhanna

Tobyhanna is a medium-sized town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 16,129 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tobyhanna is the 59th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tobyhanna is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tobyhanna is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tobyhanna who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), sales jobs (10.78%), and food service (6.60%).

One downside of living in Tobyhanna, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.69 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Tobyhanna, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Tobyhanna is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Tobyhanna are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.19% of adults in Tobyhanna having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Tobyhanna in 2018 was $26,125, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,500 for a family of four. However, Tobyhanna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tobyhanna is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tobyhanna home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tobyhanna residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Tobyhanna also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.84% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tobyhanna include Italian, German, Irish, English, and Portuguese.

Tobyhanna also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.92%.

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