McKean County, PA

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Population

42,070

1.26% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$45,866

4.19% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

18,316

0.37% decline

Median Property Value

$77,100

1.45% growth

About

In 2017, McKean County, PA had a population of 42.1k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $45,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McKean County, PA declined from 42,609 to 42,070, a -1.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,023 to $45,866, a 4.19% increase.

The population of McKean County, PA is 93.5% White Alone, 2.46% Black or African American Alone, and 2.1% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in McKean County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in McKean County, PA are University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (289 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in McKean County, PA is $77,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in McKean County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in McKean County, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Remnants of the Kinzua Viaduct, a railroad bridge spanning the gorge of Kinzua Creek, McKean County.

Economy

The economy of McKean County, PA employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in McKean County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,917), Public Administration ($50,679), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,057).

Median household income in McKean County, PA is $45,866. Males in McKean County, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in McKean County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,866

2017 value

± $1,426

4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 4.01%

Households in McKean County, PA have a median annual income of $45,866, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,023 in 2016, which represents a 4.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McKean County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4205

  2. Census Tract 4212

  3. Census Tract 4201

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McKean County, PA was Census Tract 4205 with a value of $59,518, followed by Census Tract 4212 and Census Tract 4201, with respective values of $53,646 and $53,160.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McKean County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McKean County, PA (6.74k out of 38.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,440 ± 422

  2. Hispanic

    230 ± 141

  3. Two Or More

    181 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McKean County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.3k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.37%

1 Year decline

± 4.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKean County, PA declined at a rate of -0.37%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McKean County, PA, are Production Occupations (2,030 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,968 people), and Management Occupations (1,641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McKean County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McKean County, PA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,030 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,968 people), and Management Occupations (1,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKean County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.91 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McKean County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,688), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,472), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.37%

1 Year decline

± 4.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McKean County, PA declined at a rate of -0.37%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McKean County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McKean County, PA, though some of these residents may live in McKean County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in McKean County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McKean County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.96 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McKean County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,917), Public Administration ($50,679), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,057).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of McKean County, PA has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of McKean County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in McKean County, PA see 2121 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.69% increase from the previous year (2026 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2618 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1232 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,121 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McKean County, PA see an average of 2,121 patients per year. This represents a 4.69% increase from the previous year (2,026 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McKean County, PA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.17%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McKean County, PA declined by 14.5% from 7.21% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McKean County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

McKean County, PA is home to a population of 42.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.41% of McKean County, PA residents were born outside of the country (594 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of McKean County, PA is composed of 39.3k White Alone residents (93.5%), 1.04k Black or African American Alone residents (2.46%), 883 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.1%), 535 Two or More Races residents (1.27%), 183 Asian Alone residents (0.435%), 54 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.128%), 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0404%), and 16 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.038%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McKean County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8

In 2017, the median age of all people in McKean County, PA was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in McKean County, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all McKean County, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

594 people

1.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

672 people

As of 2017, 1.41% of McKean County, PA residents (594 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McKean County, PA was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of McKean County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McKean County, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    39.3k ± 46

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.04k ± 176

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    883 ± 191

In 2017, there were 38 times more White Alone residents (39.3k people) in McKean County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.04k Black or African American Alone and 883 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in McKean County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of McKean County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in McKean County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of McKean County, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,153 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    399 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    369 ± 94

McKean County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in McKean County, PA awarded 289 degrees. The student population of McKean County, PA is skewed towards women, with 675 male students and 790 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in McKean County, PA are White (224 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 7.75%), Unknown (14 and 4.93%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.23%).

The largest universities in McKean County, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (289 and 100%).

The most popular majors in McKean County, PA are Athletic Trainer (33 and 11.4%), Registered Nursing (30 and 10.4%), and General Biological Sciences (28 and 9.69%).

The median tuition costs in McKean County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,688 and $23,710 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 23 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in McKean County, PA was Athletic Trainer with 33 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in McKean County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

289 degrees awarded

$12,688

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the McKean County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pittsburgh-Bradford with 289 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

110

Degrees Awarded to Men

179

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 110 men were awarded degrees from institutions in McKean County, PA, which is 0.615 times less than the 179 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    224 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in McKean County, PA were to White students. These 224 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McKean County, PA was $77,100 in 2017, which is 0.354 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,000 to $77,100, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in McKean County, PA is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McKean County, PA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McKean County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,866

Median Household Income

± $1,426

17.2k

Number of Households

± 618

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.2k households in McKean County, PA grew to $45,866 from the previous year's value of $44,023.

The following chart displays the households in McKean County, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,100

2017 Median

± $2,247

$76,000

2016 Median

± $2,264

In 2017, the median property value in McKean County, PA grew to to $77,100 from the previous year's value of $76,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McKean County, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McKean County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McKean County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McKean County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in McKean County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McKean County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McKean County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McKean County, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McKean County, PA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in McKean County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Walked

    3.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McKean County, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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