New Kensington, PA

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Population

12,679

0.891% decline

Median Age

47.1


Median Household Income

$40,858

1.77% growth

Poverty Rate

22.9%


Number of Employees

5,822

0.901% growth

Median Property Value

$97,300

2.64% growth

About

In 2017, New Kensington, PA had a population of 12.7k people with a median age of 47.1 and a median household income of $40,858. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of New Kensington, PA declined from 12,793 to 12,679, a -0.891% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,148 to $40,858, a 1.77% increase.

The population of New Kensington, PA is 84.5% White Alone, 10% Black or African American Alone, and 2.41% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in New Kensington, PA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Kensington, PA are Citizens School of Nursing (82 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in New Kensington, PA is $97,300, and the homeownership rate is 58.1%. Most people in New Kensington, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in New Kensington, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of New Kensington, PA employs 5.82k people. The largest industries in New Kensington, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Retail Trade (926 people), and Manufacturing (858 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($50,550), Construction ($50,368), and Educational Services ($45,114).

Median household income in New Kensington, PA is $40,858. Males in New Kensington, 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 New Kensington, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,858

2017 value

± $3,861

1.77%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in New Kensington, PA have a median annual income of $40,858, 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 $40,148 in 2016, which represents a 1.77% 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 New Kensington, 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 8008

  2. Census Tract 8005

  3. Census Tract 8004

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Kensington, PA was Census Tract 8008 with a value of $66,371, followed by Census Tract 8005 and Census Tract 8004, with respective values of $61,726 and $51,875.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Kensington, PA (2.89k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    1,963 ± 305

  2. Black

    816 ± 234

  3. Two Or More

    114 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Kensington, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

5.82k

2017 Value

± 425

0.901%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Kensington, PA grew at a rate of 0.901%, from 5.77k employees to 5.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Kensington, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (747 people), Production Occupations (615 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (585 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Kensington, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of New Kensington, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (747 people), Production Occupations (615 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (585 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Kensington, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.6 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of New Kensington, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,364), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,100), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($62,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.82k

2017 Value

± 425

0.901%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in New Kensington, PA grew at a rate of 0.901%, from 5.77k employees to 5.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Kensington, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Retail Trade (926 people), and Manufacturing (858 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Kensington, PA, though some of these residents may live in New Kensington, 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 New Kensington, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,075 people), Retail Trade (926 people), and Manufacturing (858 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, New Kensington, PA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.04 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.46 times), and Retail Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in New Kensington, PA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($50,550), Construction ($50,368), and Educational Services ($45,114).

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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

92% of the population of New Kensington, PA has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Kensington, 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

7.98%

Uninsured

40.5%

Employer Coverage

22.6%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Kensington, PA declined by 11.5% from 9.02% to 7.98%.

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

New Kensington, PA is home to a population of 12.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of New Kensington, PA residents were born outside of the country (334 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of New Kensington, PA is composed of 10.7k White Alone residents (84.5%), 1.27k Black or African American Alone residents (10%), 306 Two or More Races residents (2.41%), 217 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.71%), 157 Asian Alone residents (1.24%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0946%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in New Kensington, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in New Kensington, PA was 47.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in New Kensington, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all New Kensington, PA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    334 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of New Kensington, PA residents (334 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 New Kensington, 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

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of New Kensington, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in New Kensington, PA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.7k ± 442

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.27k ± 390

  3. Two or More Races

    306 ± 122

In 2017, there were 8.42 times more White Alone residents (10.7k people) in New Kensington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k Black or African American Alone and 306 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    329 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    144 ± 72

  3. Korea

    97 ± 47

New Kensington, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in New Kensington, PA awarded 82 degrees. The student population of New Kensington, PA is skewed towards women, with 14 male students and 146 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Kensington, PA are White (77 and 93.9%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 4.88%), Asian (1 and 1.22%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in New Kensington, PA by number of degrees awarded are Citizens School of Nursing (82 and 100%).

The most popular majors in New Kensington, PA are Registered Nursing (82 and 100%).

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

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 82 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in New Kensington, PA was Registered Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

82 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the New Kensington, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Citizens School of Nursing with 82 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

10

Degrees Awarded to Men

72

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 10 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Kensington, PA, which is 0.139 times less than the 72 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

    77 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in New Kensington, PA were to White students. These 77 degrees mean that there were 19.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in New Kensington, PA was $97,300 in 2017, which is 0.447 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,800 to $97,300, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate in New Kensington, PA is 58.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in New Kensington, PA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Kensington, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,858

Median Household Income

± $3,861

5.84k

Number of Households

± 391

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.84k households in New Kensington, PA grew to $40,858 from the previous year's value of $40,148.

The following chart displays the households in New Kensington, 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

$97,300

2017 Median

± $5,199

$94,800

2016 Median

± $5,691

In 2017, the median property value in New Kensington, PA grew to to $97,300 from the previous year's value of $94,800.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

58.1%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.1% of the housing units in New Kensington, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Kensington, PA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in New Kensington, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.58%

  3. Walked

    6.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in New Kensington, PA was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.58%) and those who Walked (6.06%).

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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