Ottsville is a very small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 3,969 people and just one neighborhood, Ottsville is the 373rd largest community in Pennsylvania.
Real Estate Prices
Ottsville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Ottsville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ottsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ottsville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ottsville who work in sales jobs (14.36%), management occupations (12.18%) and food service (8.47%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Ottsville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ottsville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ottsville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ottsville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ottsville may be for you.
One downside of living in Ottsville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ottsville, the average commute to work is 32.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Ottsville has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.