Rural Valley is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 863 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
Unlike some boroughs, Rural Valley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rural Valley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rural Valley is a borough of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rural Valley who work in healthcare (10.79%), office and administrative support (10.13%) and food service (7.27%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Rural Valley is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
The borough is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rural Valley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rural Valley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.