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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
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 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.
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.
Being a small borough, Rural Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.