Willow Grove, PA

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Population

15,253

1.06% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$68,081

4.31% growth

Poverty Rate

9.78%


Number of Employees

7,875

0.38% decline

Median Property Value

$250,900

1.99% growth

About

In 2017, Willow Grove, PA had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $68,081. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Willow Grove, PA declined from 15,417 to 15,253, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $65,266 to $68,081, a 4.31% increase.

The population of Willow Grove, PA is 79% White Alone, 7.71% Black or African American Alone, and 5.77% Hispanic or Latino. 14.5% of the people in Willow Grove, PA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Willow Grove, PA are Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing (104 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Willow Grove, PA is $250,900, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Willow Grove, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Willow Grove, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Willow Grove, PA employs 7.88k people. The largest industries in Willow Grove, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), Retail Trade (1,043 people), and Educational Services (774 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,250), Public Administration ($58,750), and Utilities ($57,375).

Median household income in Willow Grove, PA is $68,081. Males in Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,081

2017 value

± $5,427

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Willow Grove, PA have a median annual income of $68,081, 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 $65,266 in 2016, which represents a 4.31% 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 Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Willow Grove, 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 2016.08

  2. Census Tract 2003.09

  3. Census Tract 2003.10

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Willow Grove, PA was Census Tract 2016.08 with a value of $101,806, followed by Census Tract 2003.09 and Census Tract 2003.10, with respective values of $90,268 and $78,250.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Willow Grove, PA (1.47k out of 15.1k 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 Males 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,000 ± 215

  2. Hispanic

    341 ± 162

  3. Asian

    193 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Willow Grove, PA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

7.88k

2017 Value

± 481

-0.38%

1 Year decline

± 8.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Willow Grove, PA declined at a rate of -0.38%, from 7.91k employees to 7.88k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Willow Grove, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (983 people), and Management Occupations (745 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Willow Grove, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Willow Grove, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,080 people), Sales & Related Occupations (983 people), and Management Occupations (745 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Willow Grove, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.55 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.35 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Willow Grove, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($89,412), Legal Occupations ($83,594), and Management Occupations ($78,450).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.88k

2017 Value

± 481

-0.38%

1 Year decline

± 8.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Willow Grove, PA declined at a rate of -0.38%, from 7.91k employees to 7.88k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Willow Grove, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), Retail Trade (1,043 people), and Educational Services (774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Willow Grove, PA, though some of these residents may live in Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,127 people), Retail Trade (1,043 people), and Educational Services (774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Willow Grove, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.93 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.52 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Willow Grove, PA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,250), Public Administration ($58,750), and Utilities ($57,375).

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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

94.8% of the population of Willow Grove, PA has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 12.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 0.358% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Willow Grove, 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%).

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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

5.21%

Uninsured

57%

Employer Coverage

12.2%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

0.358%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Willow Grove, PA declined by 23% from 6.77% to 5.21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Willow Grove, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Willow Grove, PA is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.79% of Willow Grove, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Willow Grove, PA is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (79%), 1.18k Black or African American Alone residents (7.71%), 880 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.77%), 660 Asian Alone residents (4.33%), 424 Two or More Races residents (2.78%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.223%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.118%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0721%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Willow Grove, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (487 speakers), Korean (283 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (247 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Willow Grove, PA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Willow Grove, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Willow Grove, PA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.79%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.94%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.79% of Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, PA was 9.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Willow Grove, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Willow Grove, PA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.1k ± 665

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.18k ± 237

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    880 ± 389

In 2017, there were 10.2 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Willow Grove, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.18k Black or African American Alone and 880 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    487 speakers (3.32%)

  2. Korean

    283 speakers (1.93%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    247 speakers (1.68%)

14.5% of Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.32% of the overall population of Willow Grove, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.93% speak Korean and 1.68% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    315 ± 90

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    126 ± 64

  3. Korea

    114 ± 47

Willow Grove, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Willow Grove, PA awarded 104 degrees. The student population of Willow Grove, PA is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 89 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Willow Grove, PA are White (73 and 70.2%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 18.3%), Asian (8 and 7.69%), and Two or More Races (2 and 1.92%).

The largest universities in Willow Grove, PA by number of degrees awarded are Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing (104 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Willow Grove, PA are Registered Nursing (104 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Willow Grove, 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. 104 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 Willow Grove, PA was Registered Nursing with 104 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

104 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Willow Grove, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing with 104 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

15

Degrees Awarded to Men

89

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 15 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Willow Grove, PA, which is 0.169 times less than the 89 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

    73 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Willow Grove, PA were to White students. These 73 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Willow Grove, PA was $250,900 in 2017, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,000 to $250,900, a 1.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Willow Grove, PA is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Willow Grove, PA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Willow Grove, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$68,081

Median Household Income

± $5,427

6.01k

Number of Households

± 430

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.01k households in Willow Grove, PA grew to $68,081 from the previous year's value of $65,266.

The following chart displays the households in Willow Grove, 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

$250,900

2017 Median

± $6,126

$246,000

2016 Median

± $5,811

In 2017, the median property value in Willow Grove, PA grew to to $250,900 from the previous year's value of $246,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Willow Grove, 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 Willow Grove, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2017 Homeownership

68.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.5% of the housing units in Willow Grove, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Willow Grove, PA have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.21% of the workforce in Willow Grove, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.13%

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

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