Bloomfield is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,251 people and just one neighborhood, Bloomfield is the 734th largest community in Pennsylvania. Bloomfield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bloomfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bloomfield is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bloomfield who work in sales jobs (14.26%), teaching (13.81%) and office and administrative support (8.50%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.42% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Bloomfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.35 minutes every day commuting to work.