Westmoreland County, PA

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Population

352,627

0.796% decline

Median Age

47.2


Median Household Income

$60,713

7.04% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

175,074

3.47% growth

Median Property Value

$151,200

1% growth

About

In 2017, Westmoreland County, PA had a population of 353k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $60,713. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Westmoreland County, PA declined from 355,458 to 352,627, a -0.796% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,722 to $60,713, a 7.04% increase.

The population of Westmoreland County, PA is 94.3% White Alone, 2.24% Black or African American Alone, and 1.45% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Westmoreland County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Westmoreland County, PA are Westmoreland County Community College (878 degrees awarded in 2016), Seton Hill University (529 degrees), and Saint Vincent College (416 degrees).

The median property value in Westmoreland County, PA is $151,200, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Westmoreland County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Westmoreland County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Westmoreland County, PA employs 175k people. The largest industries in Westmoreland County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,944 people), Manufacturing (25,234 people), and Retail Trade (20,676 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,569), Information ($80,296), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,965).

Median household income in Westmoreland County, PA is $60,713. Males in Westmoreland County, PA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,375. The income inequality in Westmoreland County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,713

2017 value

± $1,941

7.04%

1 Year Growth

± 4.09%

Households in Westmoreland County, PA have a median annual income of $60,713, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,722 in 2016, which represents a 7.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,603

Average Male Salary

± $1,096

$51,375

Average Female Salary

± $811

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 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

    $62,810 ± $3,954

  2. White

    $53,208 ± $684

  3. American Indian

    $47,436 ± $11,968

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 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 Westmoreland County, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

0.468

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.833% 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 8021.03

  2. Census Tract 8020.01

  3. Census Tract 8023.04

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westmoreland County, PA was Census Tract 8021.03 with a value of $119,219, followed by Census Tract 8020.01 and Census Tract 8023.04, with respective values of $114,545 and $101,518.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westmoreland County, PA (36.1k out of 350k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    31,364 ± 1,088

  2. Black

    2,623 ± 334

  3. Two Or More

    1,804 ± 268

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westmoreland County, PA is White, followed by Black 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

175k

2017 Value

± 5,799

3.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westmoreland County, PA grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 169k employees to 175k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westmoreland County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,073 people), Management Occupations (17,401 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (16,129 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westmoreland County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Westmoreland County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,073 people), Management Occupations (17,401 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (16,129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Westmoreland County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.44 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Westmoreland County, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,150), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,361), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

175k

2017 Value

± 5,799

3.47%

1 Year growth

± 4.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Westmoreland County, PA grew at a rate of 3.47%, from 169k employees to 175k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westmoreland County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,944 people), Manufacturing (25,234 people), and Retail Trade (20,676 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westmoreland County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,944 people), Manufacturing (25,234 people), and Retail Trade (20,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Westmoreland County, PA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.89 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.49 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Westmoreland County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,569), Information ($80,296), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,965).

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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

96.7% of the population of Westmoreland County, PA has health coverage, with 52.5% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.859% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Westmoreland County, PA see 1269 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.316% increase from the previous year (1265 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 747 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

1,269 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Westmoreland County, PA see an average of 1,269 patients per year. This represents a 0.316% increase from the previous year (1,265 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Westmoreland 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

Data only available at state level.

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

3.3%

Uninsured

52.5%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

0.859%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westmoreland County, PA grew by 4.89% from 3.14% to 3.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Westmoreland 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

Westmoreland County, PA is home to a population of 353k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.56% of Westmoreland County, PA residents were born outside of the country (5.51k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Westmoreland County, PA is composed of 342k White Alone residents (94.3%), 8.11k Black or African American Alone residents (2.24%), 5.26k Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 3.79k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.05%), 3.09k Asian Alone residents (0.852%), 250 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.069%), 98 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.027%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Westmoreland County, PA was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Westmoreland County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Westmoreland County, PA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.51k people

1.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.55k people

As of 2017, 1.56% of Westmoreland County, PA residents (5.51k 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 Westmoreland County, PA was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    87,349 ± 7,231 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    68,083 ± 6,389 people

  3. China

    58,224 ± 5,911 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 87,349 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 68,083 and China with 58,224.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Westmoreland County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Westmoreland County, PA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    342k ± 139

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.11k ± 877

  3. Two or More Races

    5.26k ± 865

In 2013, there were 42.1 times more White Alone residents (342k people) in Westmoreland County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.11k Black or African American Alone and 5.26k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Westmoreland 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

    8,455 ± 1,146

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,277 ± 868

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,004 ± 749

Westmoreland County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Westmoreland County, PA awarded 2,710 degrees. The student population of Westmoreland County, PA is skewed towards women, with 5,378 male students and 7,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westmoreland County, PA are White (2,434 and 90.7%), followed by Black or African American (104 and 3.87%), Hispanic or Latino (49 and 1.82%), and Unknown (35 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Westmoreland County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Westmoreland County Community College (878 and 32.4%), Seton Hill University (529 and 19.5%), and Saint Vincent College (416 and 15.4%).

The most popular majors in Westmoreland County, PA are Registered Nursing (212 and 7.82%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (108 and 3.99%), and General Biological Sciences (107 and 3.95%).

The median tuition costs in Westmoreland County, PA are $32,530 for private four year colleges, and $12,703 and $21,654 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Westmoreland County, PA was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 45 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 878 degrees awarded

  2. 529 degrees awarded

  3. 416 degrees awarded

$12,703

Median In-State Public

$32,530

Median Private

In 2016, the Westmoreland County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westmoreland County Community College with 878 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,136

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,574

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,136 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westmoreland County, PA, which is 0.722 times less than the 1,574 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

    2,434 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    104 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Westmoreland County, PA were to White students. These 2,434 degrees mean that there were 23.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 104 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Westmoreland County, PA was $151,200 in 2017, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,700 to $151,200, a 1% increase. The homeownership rate in Westmoreland County, PA is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Westmoreland County, PA have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Westmoreland 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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$60,713

Median Household Income

± $1,941

151k

Number of Households

± 5,365

In 2017, the median household income of the 151k households in Westmoreland County, PA grew to $60,713 from the previous year's value of $56,722.

The following chart displays the households in Westmoreland 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$151,200

2017 Median

± $3,934

$149,700

2016 Median

± $4,077

In 2017, the median property value in Westmoreland County, PA grew to to $151,200 from the previous year's value of $149,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Westmoreland County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Westmoreland County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

78.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Westmoreland County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Westmoreland County, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westmoreland County, PA have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.45% of the workforce in Westmoreland County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Westmoreland County, PA was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.93%) and those who Worked At Home (4.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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