Cochranton is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,118 people and just one neighborhood, Cochranton is the 760th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some boroughs, Cochranton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cochranton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cochranton is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cochranton who work in office and administrative support (17.50%), management occupations (10.12%) and maintenance occupations (6.52%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.28% 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
Because of many things, Cochranton 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, Cochranton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cochranton 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.