Palo Alto is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,013 people and just one neighborhood, Palo Alto is the 781st largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Palo Alto was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Palo Alto is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.64% of the Palo Alto workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Palo Alto is a borough of service providers, transportation and shipping workers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palo Alto who work in office and administrative support (11.24%), healthcare suport services (8.33%) and healthcare (8.14%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Palo Alto’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The borough is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Palo Alto has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Palo Alto a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Palo Alto spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.44 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small borough, Palo Alto doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.