Shade Gap is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 104 people and just one neighborhood, Shade Gap is the 1034th largest community in Pennsylvania. Shade Gap has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Shade Gap, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 84.85% of Shade Gap’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Shade Gap is a borough of construction workers and builders, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shade Gap who work in food service (9.09%), office and administrative support (3.03%) and healthcare suport services (3.03%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.15% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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
One downside of living in Shade Gap is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shade Gap, the average commute to work is 41.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small borough, Shade Gap does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.