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
Smicksburg is a blue-collar town, with 42.86% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
Smicksburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
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.
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.
Being a small borough, Smicksburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.