East Prospect is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 936 people and just one neighborhood, East Prospect is the 811th largest community in Pennsylvania. East Prospect has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, East Prospect is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.21% of the East Prospect workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, East Prospect is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Prospect who work in sales jobs (13.30%), management occupations (11.42%) and office and administrative support (7.49%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, East Prospect is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making East Prospect a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, East Prospect has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, East Prospect’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
East Prospect is very much a car-oriented borough. This is because the population of East Prospect isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 98.46% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
East Prospect is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.