Mount Oliver is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,373 people and just one neighborhood, Mount Oliver is the 423rd largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Mount Oliver was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Mount Oliver is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Oliver is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Oliver who work in office and administrative support (25.70%), maintenance occupations (9.31%) and food service (9.14%).
Also of interest is that Mount Oliver has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Mount Oliver is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mount Oliver, the average commute to work is 32.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly borough. Many of Mount Oliver’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For a small borough, Mount Oliver has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Mount Oliver exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.