Smicksburg is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 44 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
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Smicksburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.86% of the Smicksburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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
In addition, Smicksburg is a college town. There are a lot of students in Smicksburg attending college, and as a result Smicksburg provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The overall crime rate in Smicksburg is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Smicksburg has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Smicksburg a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Smicksburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Smicksburg is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.