Hop Bottom is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 316 people and just one neighborhood, Hop Bottom is the 981st largest community in Pennsylvania. Hop Bottom 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, Hop Bottom is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 56.80% of the Hop Bottom workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Hop Bottom is a borough of construction workers and builders, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hop Bottom who work in farm management occupations (11.20%), office and administrative support (7.20%) and maintenance occupations (6.40%).
Another important characteristic of Hop Bottom is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Setting & Lifestyle
Hop Bottom’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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!) Hop Bottom 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. Hop Bottom has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Hop Bottom than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Hop Bottom may be for you.
One downside of living in Hop Bottom, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.62 minutes every day commuting to work.
Hop Bottom 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.