Rural Valley is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 878 people and just one neighborhood, Rural Valley is the 820th largest community in Pennsylvania. Rural Valley 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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rural Valley is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.19% of the Rural Valley workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rural Valley is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rural Valley who work in office and administrative support (11.58%), healthcare (11.36%) and food service (7.80%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rural Valley is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rural Valley a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rural Valley has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rural Valley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rural Valley is worth considering.
Rural Valley is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.