Dormont, PA

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Living in Dormont

Dormont is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 8,282 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dormont is the 144th largest community in Pennsylvania. Dormont has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Dormont is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 86.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dormont is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dormont who work in office and administrative support (15.84%), management occupations (9.33%), and business and financial occupations (9.08%).

Also of interest is that Dormont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Dormont is also a borough of artists. Dormont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Dormont’s character.

In addition, Dormont is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Despite being a small borough, Dormont has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Dormont are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.78% of adults in Dormont have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dormont in 2018 was $40,959, which is wealthy relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,836 for a family of four. However, Dormont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Dormont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and German/Yiddish.