Dalton is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,234 people and just one neighborhood, Dalton is the 737th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Dalton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Dalton is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dalton is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dalton who work in teaching (13.68%), office and administrative support (11.79%) and management occupations (11.64%).
Also of interest is that Dalton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Dalton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Dalton 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, Dalton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dalton 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.
As is often the case in a small borough, Dalton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.