Markleton is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,341 people and just one neighborhood, Markleton is the 756th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Markleton is a blue-collar town, with 44.10% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Markleton is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Markleton who work in office and administrative support (12.73%), food service (5.90%), and management occupations (5.90%).
Being a small town, Markleton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Markleton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.49% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Markleton in 2018 was $28,671, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,684 for a family of four. However, Markleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Markleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Markleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Markleton include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Markleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 22 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Markleton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.5% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 43.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 20.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Italian (7.0%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Markleton, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.