Smicksburg is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 45 people and just one neighborhood, Smicksburg is the 1036th largest community in Pennsylvania. Smicksburg 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 Smicksburg, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.86% of Smicksburg’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Smicksburg is a borough of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Smicksburg who work in sales jobs (28.57%), healthcare (14.29%) and maintenance occupations (7.14%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.29% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Smicksburg, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Smicksburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Smicksburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the borough is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Smicksburg is worth considering.
One downside of living in Smicksburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Smicksburg, the average commute to work is 33.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small borough, Smicksburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.