Rankin is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 2,102 people and just one neighborhood, Rankin is the 585th largest community in Pennsylvania. Rankin has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
Rankin is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 85.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rankin is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rankin who work in food service (16.87%), office and administrative support (15.49%) and sales jobs (14.11%).
Setting & Lifestyle
One downside of living in Rankin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rankin, the average commute to work is 32.69 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 Rankin’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, Rankin 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 Rankin exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.