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. Much of the housing stock in Smicksburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
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.
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.75 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small borough, Smicksburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.