Markleysburg is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 244 people and just one neighborhood, Markleysburg is the 1073rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Markleysburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Markleysburg is a borough of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Markleysburg who work in computer science and math (17.59%), healthcare suport services (13.89%), and healthcare (11.11%).
Also of interest is that Markleysburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Markleysburg is also a borough of artists. Markleysburg has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Markleysburg’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.73% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
As is often the case in a small borough, Markleysburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Markleysburg is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.76% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Markleysburg in 2018 was $20,999, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,996 for a family of four. However, Markleysburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Markleysburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Markleysburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Markleysburg include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Markleysburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 39.9%, which is higher than 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 93.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry.
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 Markleysburg are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 10.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 36.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.1%), and 15.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Markleysburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (31.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.0%), and residents who report English roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (3.2%), 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 under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.3%) 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 (11.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.