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.
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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 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.
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.
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.