Thornburg is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 456 people and just one neighborhood, Thornburg is the 951st largest community in Pennsylvania. Thornburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
Real Estate Prices
Thornburg home prices are not only among the most expensive in Pennsylvania, but Thornburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Thornburg is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 93.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Thornburg is a borough of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thornburg who work in management occupations (25.94%), office and administrative support (14.29%) and sales jobs (11.65%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.53% 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
In addition, Thornburg is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Thornburg is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Thornburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Thornburg perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Thornburg, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Thornburg is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.