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
Smicksburg is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Smicksburg enrolled in college, Smicksburg has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Overall, Smicksburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet borough because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Smicksburg has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Smicksburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Smicksburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Smicksburg may be for you.
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.
Being a small borough, Smicksburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.