Grove City, PA

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Population

8,123

0.575% decline

Median Age

25.3


Median Household Income

$46,792

5.6% growth

Poverty Rate

10.8%


Number of Employees

3,633

0.411% decline

Median Property Value

$118,900

0.419% decline

About

In 2017, Grove City, PA had a population of 8.12k people with a median age of 25.3 and a median household income of $46,792. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grove City, PA declined from 8,170 to 8,123, a -0.575% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,310 to $46,792, a 5.6% increase.

The population of Grove City, PA is 94.3% White Alone, 2.41% Two or More Races, and 1.75% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Grove City, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grove City, PA are Grove City College (652 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Grove City, PA is $118,900, and the homeownership rate is 62.1%. Most people in Grove City, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Grove City, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grove City, PA employs 3.63k people. The largest industries in Grove City, PA are Educational Services (768 people), Retail Trade (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,618), Information ($45,645), and Public Administration ($44,516).

Median household income in Grove City, PA is $46,792. Males in Grove City, 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 Grove City, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,792

2017 value

± $5,167

5.6%

1 Year Growth

± 15.1%

Households in Grove City, PA have a median annual income of $46,792, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,310 in 2016, which represents a 5.6% 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 Grove City, 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 330

  2. Census Tract 329

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grove City, PA was Census Tract 330 with a value of $51,029, followed by Census Tract 329 and N/A, with respective values of $38,095 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grove City, PA (602 out of 5.57k 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 Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 12 - 14.

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

    555 ± 141

  2. Two Or More

    39 ± 94

  3. Asian

    8 ± 74

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grove City, PA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

3.63k

2017 Value

± 336

-0.411%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grove City, PA declined at a rate of -0.411%, from 3.65k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grove City, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (422 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grove City, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grove City, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (544 people), Sales & Related Occupations (422 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grove City, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.7 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.33 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grove City, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,074), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,898), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($56,389).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.63k

2017 Value

± 336

-0.411%

1 Year decline

± 13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grove City, PA declined at a rate of -0.411%, from 3.65k employees to 3.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grove City, PA, are Educational Services (768 people), Retail Trade (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grove City, PA, though some of these residents may live in Grove City, 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 Grove City, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (768 people), Retail Trade (462 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Grove City, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.28 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grove City, PA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,618), Information ($45,645), and Public Administration ($44,516).

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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

97.6% of the population of Grove City, PA has health coverage, with 58.7% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 9.44% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 0.773% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Grove City, 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).

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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

2.4%

Uninsured

58.7%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

9.44%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

0.773%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grove City, PA declined by 23% from 3.11% to 2.4%.

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

Grove City, PA is home to a population of 8.12k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.35% of Grove City, PA residents were born outside of the country (110 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grove City, PA is composed of 7.66k White Alone residents (94.3%), 196 Two or More Races residents (2.41%), 142 Black or African American Alone residents (1.75%), 71 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.874%), 58 Asian Alone residents (0.714%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grove City, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 27.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grove City, PA was 25.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Grove City, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Grove City, PA residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.35%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

110 people

1.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

120 people

As of 2017, 1.35% of Grove City, PA residents (110 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 Grove City, PA was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Grove City, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grove City, PA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.66k ± 140

  2. Two or More Races

    196 ± 100

  3. Black or African American Alone

    142 ± 88

In 2017, there were 39.1 times more White Alone residents (7.66k people) in Grove City, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 196 Two or More Races and 142 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 Grove City, 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 Grove City, 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 Grove City, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Grove City, 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

    153 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    56 ± 48

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    51 ± 48

Grove City, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grove City, PA awarded 652 degrees. The student population of Grove City, PA is skewed towards men, with 1,175 male students and 1,161 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grove City, PA are White (612 and 94.4%), followed by Two or More Races (16 and 2.47%), Asian (10 and 1.54%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 0.772%).

The largest universities in Grove City, PA by number of degrees awarded are Grove City College (652 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grove City, PA are General Biological Sciences (49 and 7.52%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (43 and 6.6%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (40 and 6.13%).

The median tuition costs in Grove City, PA are $16,630 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. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Grove City, PA was General Biological Sciences with 49 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

652 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$16,630

Median Private

In 2016, the Grove City, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grove City College with 652 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

286

Degrees Awarded to Men

366

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 286 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grove City, PA, which is 0.781 times less than the 366 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

    612 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    10 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grove City, PA were to White students. These 612 degrees mean that there were 38.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grove City, PA was $118,900 in 2017, which is 0.546 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,400 to $118,900, a 0.419% decrease. The homeownership rate in Grove City, PA is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grove City, PA have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grove City, 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.

$46,792

Median Household Income

± $5,167

2.53k

Number of Households

± 267

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.53k households in Grove City, PA grew to $46,792 from the previous year's value of $44,310.

The following chart displays the households in Grove City, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$118,900

2017 Median

± $7,621

$119,400

2016 Median

± $8,322

In 2017, the median property value in Grove City, PA declined from to $118,900 from the previous year's value of $119,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grove City, 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 Grove City, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.1%

2017 Homeownership

60.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.1% of the housing units in Grove City, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grove City, 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 Grove City, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grove City, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grove City, PA have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Grove City, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.9%

  2. Walked

    14.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.44%

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

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