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
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.
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.