Avalon, PA

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Population

4,642

0.514% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$41,926

6% growth

Poverty Rate

6.48%


Number of Employees

2,676

8.65% growth

Median Property Value

$96,500

1.79% growth

About

In 2017, Avalon, PA had a population of 4.64k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $41,926. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Avalon, PA declined from 4,666 to 4,642, a -0.514% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,552 to $41,926, a 6% increase.

The population of Avalon, PA is 85.5% White Alone, 7.11% Black or African American Alone, and 4.57% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Avalon, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Avalon, PA are Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (40 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Avalon, PA is $96,500, and the homeownership rate is 51.3%. Most people in Avalon, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Avalon, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Avalon, PA employs 2.68k people. The largest industries in Avalon, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (574 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (388 people), and Educational Services (228 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($82,596), Finance & Insurance ($48,163), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,163).

Median household income in Avalon, PA is $41,926. Males in Avalon, 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 Avalon, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,926

2017 value

± $5,318

6%

1 Year Growth

± 17%

Households in Avalon, PA have a median annual income of $41,926, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,552 in 2016, which represents a 6% 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.

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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 Avalon, 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 4324

  2. Census Tract 4323

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Avalon, PA was Census Tract 4324 with a value of $45,736, followed by Census Tract 4323 and N/A, with respective values of $35,530 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Avalon, PA (296 out of 4.57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    238 ± 94

  2. Black

    31 ± 57

  3. Asian

    27 ± 67

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Avalon, PA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

2.68k

2017 Value

± 342

8.65%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avalon, PA grew at a rate of 8.65%, from 2.46k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Avalon, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (365 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (189 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Avalon, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Avalon, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (365 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (204 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (189 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Avalon, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (3.22 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.66 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.04 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Avalon, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,271), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,708), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($63,611).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.68k

2017 Value

± 342

8.65%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Avalon, PA grew at a rate of 8.65%, from 2.46k employees to 2.68k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Avalon, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (574 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (388 people), and Educational Services (228 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Avalon, PA, though some of these residents may live in Avalon, 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 Avalon, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (574 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (388 people), and Educational Services (228 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Avalon, PA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.07 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.07 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Avalon, PA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($82,596), Finance & Insurance ($48,163), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,163).

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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. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% 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. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Avalon, PA has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 9.12% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Avalon, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 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

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

6.28%

Uninsured

57.5%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

9.12%

Non-Group

1.33%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Avalon, PA declined by 21.6% from 8.01% to 6.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Avalon, 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

Avalon, PA is home to a population of 4.64k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.41% of Avalon, PA residents were born outside of the country (112 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Avalon, PA is composed of 3.97k White Alone residents (85.5%), 330 Black or African American Alone residents (7.11%), 212 Two or More Races residents (4.57%), 46 Asian Alone residents (0.991%), 45 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.969%), 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.452%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.388%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 6.8

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Avalon, PA was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Avalon, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Avalon, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

112 people

1.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

90 people

As of 2017, 2.41% of Avalon, PA residents (112 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 Avalon, PA was 1.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Avalon, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Avalon, PA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.97k ± 206

  2. Black or African American Alone

    330 ± 112

  3. Two or More Races

    212 ± 120

In 2017, there were 12 times more White Alone residents (3.97k people) in Avalon, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 330 Black or African American Alone and 212 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 Avalon, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    133 ± 65

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    80 ± 77

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    66 ± 72

Avalon, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Avalon, PA awarded 40 degrees. The student population of Avalon, PA is skewed towards men, with 79 male students and 0 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Avalon, PA are White (39 and 97.5%), followed by Two or More Races (1 and 2.5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Avalon, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (40 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Avalon, PA are Gunsmithing (40 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Avalon, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 40 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Avalon, PA was Gunsmithing with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Avalon, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

40 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Avalon, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania Gunsmith School with 40 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

40

Degrees Awarded to Men

0

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 40 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Avalon, PA, which is N/A times more than the 0 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

    39 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Avalon, PA were to White students. These 39 degrees mean that there were 39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Avalon, PA was $96,500 in 2017, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,800 to $96,500, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Avalon, PA is 51.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Avalon, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Avalon, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$96,500

2017 Median

± $6,676

$94,800

2016 Median

± $5,661

In 2017, the median property value in Avalon, PA grew to to $96,500 from the previous year's value of $94,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Avalon, 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 Avalon, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$41,926

Median Household Income

± $5,318

2.52k

Number of Households

± 309

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.52k households in Avalon, PA grew to $41,926 from the previous year's value of $39,552.

The following chart displays the households in Avalon, 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

51.3%

2017 Homeownership

48.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.3% of the housing units in Avalon, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.5%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Avalon, PA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.234% of the workforce in Avalon, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Public Transit

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    5.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Avalon, PA was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Public Transit (10.2%) and those who Walked (5.53%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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