Damascus is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,586 people and just one neighborhood, Damascus is the 398th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Prices
Damascus real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Damascus house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Damascus is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.96% of the Damascus workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Damascus is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Damascus who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), sales jobs (9.61%) and management occupations (6.97%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Damascus is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Damascus is worth considering.
In Damascus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.