Markleysburg is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 279 people and just one neighborhood, Markleysburg is the 996th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Markleysburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
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 service providers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Markleysburg who work in healthcare (11.58%), management occupations (10.53%) and office and administrative support (9.47%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Markleysburg telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.42% 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
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Markleysburg is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small borough, Markleysburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.