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
When you are in Rural Valley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.19% of Rural Valley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rural Valley really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rural Valley perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
As is often the case in a small borough, Rural Valley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.