Collegeville, PA

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Population

5,221

1.1% decline

Median Age

22.1


Median Household Income

$103,828

1.83% decline

Poverty Rate

1.15%


Number of Employees

2,490

2.39% decline

Median Property Value

$297,100

1.88% decline

About

In 2017, Collegeville, PA had a population of 5.22k people with a median age of 22.1 and a median household income of $103,828. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Collegeville, PA declined from 5,279 to 5,221, a -1.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $105,761 to $103,828, a -1.83% decrease.

The population of Collegeville, PA is 80% White Alone, 10.6% Black or African American Alone, and 5.46% Asian Alone. 9.74% of the people in Collegeville, PA speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Collegeville, PA are Ursinus College (430 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Collegeville, PA is $297,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.6%. Most people in Collegeville, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Collegeville, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Collegeville, PA employs 2.49k people. The largest industries in Collegeville, PA are Educational Services (606 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (297 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (266 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($105,313), Information ($103,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,368).

Median household income in Collegeville, PA is $103,828. Males in Collegeville, 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 Collegeville, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$103,828

2017 value

± $13,307

-1.83%

1 Year Growth

± 26.3%

Households in Collegeville, PA have a median annual income of $103,828, 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 $105,761 in 2016, which represents a -1.83% 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 Collegeville, PA 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 Collegeville, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Collegeville, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Collegeville, 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 2063

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Collegeville, PA was Census Tract 2063 with a value of $91,875, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Collegeville, PA (40 out of 3.47k 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 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

    40 ± 77

  2. Black

    0 ± 76

  3. Native American

    0 ± 76

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

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

2.49k

2017 Value

± 248

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collegeville, PA declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 2.55k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Collegeville, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (370 people), Sales & Related Occupations (280 people), and Management Occupations (261 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Collegeville, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Collegeville, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (370 people), Sales & Related Occupations (280 people), and Management Occupations (261 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Collegeville, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.85 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Collegeville, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($127,031), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($112,679), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($104,615).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.49k

2017 Value

± 248

-2.39%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Collegeville, PA declined at a rate of -2.39%, from 2.55k employees to 2.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Collegeville, PA, are Educational Services (606 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (297 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Collegeville, PA, though some of these residents may live in Collegeville, 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 Collegeville, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (606 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (297 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Collegeville, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.63 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.7 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Collegeville, PA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($105,313), Information ($103,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($100,368).

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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. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

96.1% of the population of Collegeville, PA has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 3.47% on Medicaid, 8.45% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 0.881% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Collegeville, 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%).

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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

3.95%

Uninsured

63.9%

Employer Coverage

3.47%

Medicaid

8.45%

Medicare

19.4%

Non-Group

0.881%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Collegeville, PA declined by 9.44% from 4.36% to 3.95%.

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

Collegeville, PA is home to a population of 5.22k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.34% of Collegeville, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Collegeville, PA is composed of 4.18k White Alone residents (80%), 553 Black or African American Alone residents (10.6%), 285 Asian Alone residents (5.46%), 110 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.11%), 69 Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.249%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.23%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Collegeville, PA are Chinese (135 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (81 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (59 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Collegeville, PA was 22.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Collegeville, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Collegeville, PA residents was 22.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.34% of Collegeville, PA residents 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 Collegeville, PA was 5.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Collegeville, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Collegeville, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Collegeville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Collegeville, PA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.18k ± 234

  2. Black or African American Alone

    553 ± 213

  3. Asian Alone

    285 ± 119

In 2017, there were 7.56 times more White Alone residents (4.18k people) in Collegeville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 553 Black or African American Alone and 285 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    135 speakers (2.64%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    81 speakers (1.58%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    59 speakers (1.15%)

9.74% of Collegeville, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Collegeville, PA was Chinese. 2.64% of the overall population of Collegeville, PA are native Chinese speakers. 1.58% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.15% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    65 ± 36

  2. Korea

    35 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    26 ± 27

Collegeville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Collegeville, PA awarded 430 degrees. The student population of Collegeville, PA is skewed towards women, with 728 male students and 828 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Collegeville, PA are White (344 and 82.1%), followed by Asian (22 and 5.25%), Black or African American (20 and 4.77%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Collegeville, PA by number of degrees awarded are Ursinus College (430 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Collegeville, PA are General Biological Sciences (65 and 15.1%), General Economics (54 and 12.6%), and General Psychology (46 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Collegeville, PA are $49,370 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 54 degrees awarded

  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Collegeville, PA was General Biological Sciences with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

430 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$49,370

Median Private

In 2016, the Collegeville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ursinus College with 430 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

211

Degrees Awarded to Men

219

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 211 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Collegeville, PA, which is 0.963 times less than the 219 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

    344 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Collegeville, PA were to White students. These 344 degrees mean that there were 15.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Collegeville, PA was $297,100 in 2017, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $302,800 to $297,100, a 1.88% decrease. The homeownership rate in Collegeville, PA is 74.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Collegeville, PA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Collegeville, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$103,828

Median Household Income

± $13,307

1.32k

Number of Households

± 187

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.32k households in Collegeville, PA declined from $103,828 from the previous year's value of $105,761.

The following chart displays the households in Collegeville, 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 $150k - $200k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$297,100

2017 Median

± $21,095

$302,800

2016 Median

± $18,744

In 2017, the median property value in Collegeville, PA declined from to $297,100 from the previous year's value of $302,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Collegeville, 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 Collegeville, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.6%

2017 Homeownership

77.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.6% of the housing units in Collegeville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Collegeville, PA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Collegeville, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    60.5%

  2. Walked

    21.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Collegeville, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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