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
Rural Valley is a blue-collar town, with 37.19% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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
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.
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.