Conestoga is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,275 people and just one neighborhood, Conestoga is the 730th largest community in Pennsylvania. Conestoga has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Conestoga is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Conestoga is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Conestoga who work in office and administrative support (15.50%), healthcare (14.74%) and management occupations (8.36%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.62% 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
Conestoga 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 town’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, Conestoga’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Conestoga doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.