Nesquehoning is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,300 people and just one neighborhood, Nesquehoning is the 427th largest community in Pennsylvania. Nesquehoning has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nesquehoning is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nesquehoning is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nesquehoning who work in teaching (10.81%), sales jobs (10.71%) and healthcare suport services (9.03%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.71% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Nesquehoning has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Nesquehoning has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Nesquehoning than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Nesquehoning may be for you.
As is often the case in a small borough, Nesquehoning doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.