Elderton is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 351 people and just one neighborhood, Elderton is the 973rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Elderton, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 49.61% of Elderton’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Elderton is a borough of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Elderton who work in office and administrative support (14.96%), healthcare (6.30%) and community and social services (5.51%).
A relatively large number of people in Elderton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Overall, Elderton’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Elderton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Elderton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Elderton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Elderton may be for you.
Elderton is a small borough, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Elderton, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 98.15% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.
Being a small borough, Elderton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.