Clarion, PA

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Population

5,135

1.22% growth

Poverty Rate

34.1%


Median Age

24.6


Median Household Income

$31,343

14.5% growth

Number of Employees

2,281

1.24% growth

Median Property Value

$118,900

1.89% growth

About

In 2017, Clarion, PA had a population of 5.14k people with a median age of 24.6 and a median household income of $31,343. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarion, PA grew from 5,073 to 5,135, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $27,372 to $31,343, a 14.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarion, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.8%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.46%). N/A% of the people in Clarion, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarion, PA are Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1,447 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Clarion, PA is $118,900, and the homeownership rate is 33.7%. Most people in Clarion, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarion, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Clarion, PA employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Clarion, PA are Accommodation & Food Services (512 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Educational Services (420 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($83,047), Public Administration ($54,000), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,819).

Median household income in Clarion, PA is $31,343. Males in Clarion, 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 Clarion, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,343

2017 value

± $6,424

14.5%

1 Year Growth

± 45.5%

Households in Clarion, PA have a median annual income of $31,343, 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 $27,372 in 2016, which represents a 14.5% 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 Clarion, 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 1606

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarion, PA was Census Tract 1606 with a value of $31,343, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarion, PA (1.45k out of 4.24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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

    1,412 ± 276

  2. Asian

    31 ± 89

  3. Black

    5 ± 73

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

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

2.28k

2017 Value

± 324

1.24%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarion, PA grew at a rate of 1.24%, from 2.25k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarion, PA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (467 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (246 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarion, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarion, PA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (467 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (246 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (216 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarion, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.66 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3.5 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarion, PA, by median earnings, are Construction & Extraction Occupations ($83,164), Protective Service Occupations ($63,380), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,387).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.28k

2017 Value

± 324

1.24%

1 Year growth

± 19.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarion, PA grew at a rate of 1.24%, from 2.25k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarion, PA, are Accommodation & Food Services (512 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Educational Services (420 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarion, PA, though some of these residents may live in Clarion, 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 Clarion, PA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (512 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (453 people), and Educational Services (420 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarion, PA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.95 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.99 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarion, PA, by median earnings, are Construction ($83,047), Public Administration ($54,000), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,819).

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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

91.9% of the population of Clarion, PA has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 8.26% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.907% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clarion, PA see 2079 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (2043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2407 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 917 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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2,079 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clarion County, PA see an average of 2,079 patients per year. This represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (2,043 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

8.07%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

8.26%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.907%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarion, PA grew by 11% from 7.27% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarion, 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%.

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Diversity

Clarion, PA is home to a population of 5.14k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.77% of Clarion, PA residents were born outside of the country (245 people).

In 2017, there were 44.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.77k people) in Clarion, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 107 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 94 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarion, PA was 24.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Clarion, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarion, PA residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

245 people

4.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

234 people

As of 2017, 4.77% of Clarion, PA residents (245 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 Clarion, PA was 4.61%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Clarion, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarion, PA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarion, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.77k ± 131

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    107 ± 63.8

  3. White (Hispanic)

    94 ± 80

In 2017, there were 44.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.77k people) in Clarion, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 107 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 94 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Clarion, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    63 ± 45

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    37 ± 47

  3. World War II

    20 ± 24

Clarion, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Clarion, PA awarded 1,447 degrees. The student population of Clarion, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,747 male students and 3,478 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarion, PA are White (1,285 and 89.1%), followed by Black or African American (65 and 4.51%), Two or More Races (31 and 2.15%), and Unknown (31 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Clarion, PA by number of degrees awarded are Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1,447 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clarion, PA are Library & Information Science (143 and 9.88%), Registered Nursing (140 and 9.68%), and Speech-Language Pathology (135 and 9.33%).

The median tuition costs in Clarion, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,492 and $11,238 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 94 degrees awarded

  2. 78 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarion, PA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 94 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,447 degrees awarded

$7,492

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Clarion, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clarion University of Pennsylvania with 1,447 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

438

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,009

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 438 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarion, PA, which is 0.434 times less than the 1,009 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

    1,285 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    31 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarion, PA were to White students. These 1,285 degrees mean that there were 19.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarion, PA was $118,900 in 2017, which is 0.518 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,700 to $118,900, a 1.89% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarion, PA is 33.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarion, PA have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarion, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,900

2017 Median

± $8,922

$116,700

2016 Median

± $5,533

In 2017, the median property value in Clarion, PA grew to to $118,900 from the previous year's value of $116,700.

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

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Household Income

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$31,343

Median Household Income

± $6,424

1.98k

Number of Households

± 268

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.98k households in Clarion, PA grew to $31,343 from the previous year's value of $27,372.

The following chart displays the households in Clarion, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

33.7%

2017 Homeownership

33.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 33.7% of the housing units in Clarion, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 33.1%.

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

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Commute Time

13.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarion, PA have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.139% of the workforce in Clarion, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.3%

  2. Walked

    19.5%

  3. Carpooled

    3.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarion, PA was Drove Alone (71.3%), followed by those who Walked (19.5%) and those who Carpooled (3.68%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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