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. Much of the housing stock in Rural Valley was built prior to World War II, 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, Rural Valley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.
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!) Rural Valley 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. Rural Valley has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rural Valley than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rural Valley may be for you.