Fort Washington, PA

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Population

5,640

5.23% decline

Median Age

43.4


Median Household Income

$112,961

1.65% decline

Poverty Rate

2.93%


Number of Employees

2,979

3.59% decline

Median Property Value

$412,700

0.169% decline

About

In 2017, Fort Washington, PA had a population of 5.64k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $112,961. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fort Washington, PA declined from 5,951 to 5,640, a -5.23% decrease and its median household income declined from $114,853 to $112,961, a -1.65% decrease.

The population of Fort Washington, PA is 89.1% White Alone, 4.47% Asian Alone, and 4.01% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fort Washington, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Washington, PA are DeVry University-Pennsylvania (177 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fort Washington, PA is $412,700, and the homeownership rate is 84%. Most people in Fort Washington, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Washington, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Washington, PA employs 2.98k people. The largest industries in Fort Washington, PA are Educational Services (461 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (404 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($156,029), Wholesale Trade ($107,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,563).

Median household income in Fort Washington, PA is $112,961. Males in Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$112,961

2017 value

± $19,861

-1.65%

1 Year Growth

± 20.3%

Households in Fort Washington, PA have a median annual income of $112,961, 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 $114,853 in 2016, which represents a -1.65% 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 Fort Washington, 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 2014.06

  2. Census Tract 2014.10

  3. Census Tract 2014.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Washington, PA was Census Tract 2014.06 with a value of $118,750, followed by Census Tract 2014.10 and Census Tract 2014.04, with respective values of $105,853 and $96,050.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Washington, PA (162 out of 5.53k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 75+.

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

    155 ± 83

  2. Black

    7 ± 69

  3. Native American

    0 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Washington, 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

2.98k

2017 Value

± 280

-3.59%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Washington, PA declined at a rate of -3.59%, from 3.09k employees to 2.98k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Washington, PA, are Management Occupations (394 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (380 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (373 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Washington, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fort Washington, PA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (394 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (380 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (373 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Washington, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (4.05 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.11 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fort Washington, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($197,031), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($110,139), and Management Occupations ($93,947).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.98k

2017 Value

± 280

-3.59%

1 Year decline

± 13.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fort Washington, PA declined at a rate of -3.59%, from 3.09k employees to 2.98k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Washington, PA, are Educational Services (461 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (404 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Washington, PA, though some of these residents may live in Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (461 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (404 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fort Washington, PA has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.08 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.94 times), and Educational Services (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fort Washington, PA, by median earnings, are Information ($156,029), Wholesale Trade ($107,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($91,563).

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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

97.1% of the population of Fort Washington, PA has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 2.22% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 0.727% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fort Washington, 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

2.89%

Uninsured

62.4%

Employer Coverage

2.22%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

18.3%

Non-Group

0.727%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Washington, PA declined by 15.2% from 3.41% to 2.89%.

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

Fort Washington, PA is home to a population of 5.64k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Fort Washington, PA residents were born outside of the country (338 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fort Washington, PA is composed of 5.02k White Alone residents (89.1%), 252 Asian Alone residents (4.47%), 226 Black or African American Alone residents (4.01%), 84 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.49%), 45 Two or More Races residents (0.798%), 9 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.16%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fort Washington, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.7

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fort Washington, PA was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Fort Washington, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fort Washington, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    338 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Fort Washington, PA residents (338 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Washington, PA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Fort Washington, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Washington, PA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.02k ± 422

  2. Asian Alone

    252 ± 133

  3. Black or African American Alone

    226 ± 128

In 2017, there were 19.9 times more White Alone residents (5.02k people) in Fort Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 252 Asian Alone and 226 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    96 ± 51

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 41

  3. Korea

    31 ± 32

Fort Washington, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fort Washington, PA awarded 177 degrees. The student population of Fort Washington, PA is skewed towards men, with 277 male students and 256 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Washington, PA are White (70 and 40.5%), followed by Black or African American (42 and 24.3%), Unknown (39 and 22.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (12 and 6.94%).

The largest universities in Fort Washington, PA by number of degrees awarded are DeVry University-Pennsylvania (177 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Washington, PA are General Business Administration & Management (52 and 29.4%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (51 and 28.8%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (22 and 12.4%).

The median tuition costs in Fort Washington, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Washington, PA was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 41 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

177 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fort Washington, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was DeVry University-Pennsylvania with 177 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

110

Degrees Awarded to Men

67

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 110 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Washington, PA, which is 1.64 times more than the 67 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

    70 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fort Washington, PA were to White students. These 70 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Washington, PA was $412,700 in 2017, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $413,400 to $412,700, a 0.169% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fort Washington, PA is 84%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fort Washington, PA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fort Washington, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$112,961

Median Household Income

± $19,861

2.03k

Number of Households

± 226

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.03k households in Fort Washington, PA declined from $112,961 from the previous year's value of $114,853.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Washington, 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$412,700

2017 Median

± $25,309

$413,400

2016 Median

± $19,397

In 2017, the median property value in Fort Washington, PA declined from to $412,700 from the previous year's value of $413,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fort Washington, 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 Fort Washington, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

84%

2017 Homeownership

84.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 84% of the housing units in Fort Washington, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Washington, PA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Fort Washington, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.64%

  3. Carpooled

    4.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fort Washington, PA was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.64%) and those who Carpooled (4.8%).

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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