Loretto is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,308 people and just one neighborhood, Loretto is the 720th largest community in Pennsylvania. Loretto has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Loretto is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 87.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Loretto is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Loretto who work in sales jobs (16.28%), personal care services (14.95%) and food service (14.29%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Loretto is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Loretto area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Loretto maintain a good economy.
Loretto’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One of the benefits of Loretto is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.06 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Loretto 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.