Altoona City PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
167,639
0.526% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.7
0.46% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13%
7.76% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,497
3.29% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$131,800
4.44% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
71,133
1.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Altoona City PUMA, PA had a population of 168k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $51,497. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Altoona City PUMA, PA declined from 168,526 to 167,639, a −0.526% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,859 to $51,497, a 3.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Altoona City PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), White (Hispanic) (0.99%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.593%).

3.11% of the households in Altoona City PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Altoona City PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA are Juniata College (334 degrees awarded in 2020), Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (144 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona (42 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Altoona City PUMA, PA was $131,800, and the homeownership rate was 71.9%. Most people in Altoona City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Altoona City PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Altoona City PUMA, PA is home to a population of 168k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.38% of Altoona City PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.31k people).

In 2020, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Altoona City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.15k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Altoona City PUMA, PA are Spanish (1,194 households), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (953 households), and German (660 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Altoona City PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 478
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 213
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.15k ± 556
1.47%
Hispanic Population
2.46k people

In 2020, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Altoona City PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.15k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.47% of the people in Altoona City PUMA, PA are hispanic (2.46k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,194 households (0.75%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    953 households (0.599%)
  3. German
    660 households (0.415%)

3.11% of the households in Altoona City PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Altoona City PUMA, PA was Spanish. 0.75% of the households in Altoona City PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.38%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.31k people
1.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.18k people

As of 2020, 1.38% of Altoona City PUMA, PA residents (2.31k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Altoona City PUMA, PA was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Altoona City PUMA, PA was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Altoona City PUMA, PA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Altoona City PUMA, PA residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    343 ± 454 people
  2. Vietnam
    147 ± 298 people
  3. Sierra Leone
    141 ± 291 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Altoona City PUMA, PA was China, the natal country of 343 Altoona City PUMA, PA residents, followed by Vietnam with 147 and Sierra Leone with 141.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Altoona City PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Altoona City PUMA, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,575 ± 339
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,993 ± 338
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,335 ± 208

Altoona City PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in Altoona City PUMA, PA is $51,497. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Altoona City PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

Males in Altoona City PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,243. The income inequality in Altoona City PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.404, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Altoona City PUMA, PA employs 71.1k people. The largest industries in Altoona City PUMA, PA are Construction (4,695 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,556 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,534 people), and the highest paying industries are Not specified manufacturing industries ($93,128), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($84,239), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($76,411).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,497
2020 value
± $1,207
3.29%
1 Year Growth
± 2.95%

Households in Altoona City PUMA, PA have a median annual income of $51,497, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,859 in 2019, which represents a 3.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$53,716
Average Male Salary in Altoona City PUMA, PA
± $6,025
$42,243
Average Female Salary in Altoona City PUMA, PA
± $4,561

In 2020, full-time male employees in Altoona City PUMA, PA made 1.27 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Altoona City PUMA, PA
  1. Two or More Races
    $55,694 ± $48,489
  2. White
    $41,600 ± $3,562
  3. Asian
    $40,839 ± $70,634

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Altoona City PUMA, PA workers was Two or More Races. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Altoona City PUMA, PA.

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Wage Distribution

0.404
2020 Wage GINI in Altoona City PUMA, PA
0.415
2019 Wage GINI in Altoona City PUMA, PA

In 2020, the income inequality in Altoona City PUMA, PA was 0.404 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.56% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Altoona City PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Altoona City PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Altoona City PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Altoona City PUMA, PA (20.7k out of 159k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    18,367 ± 873
  2. Two Or More
    1,140 ± 307
  3. Black
    808 ± 211

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

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

71.1k
2020 Value
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± −1.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Altoona City PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 71.9k employees to 71.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Altoona City PUMA, PA, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,675 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,047 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,028 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Altoona City PUMA, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Altoona City PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (2,675 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,047 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (2,028 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Altoona City PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Dietetic technicians and ophthalmic medical technicians (6.79 times higher than expected), Machine feeders & offbearers (5.43 times), and Miscellaneous law enforcement workers (4.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Altoona City PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Physicians ($280,739), Dietitians & nutritionists ($129,552), and Cost estimators ($104,414).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.1k
2020 Value
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± −1.11%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Altoona City PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 71.9k employees to 71.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Altoona City PUMA, PA, are Construction (4,695 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,556 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,534 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Altoona City PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Altoona City PUMA, 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 Altoona City PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Construction (4,695 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,556 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,534 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Altoona City PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of Footwear manufacturing (16.4 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous paper & pulp products (11.5 times), and Glass & glass product manufacturing (8.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Altoona City PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Not specified manufacturing industries ($93,128), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($84,239), and Agencies, brokerages, and other insurance related activities ($76,411).

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Pennsylvania
50% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Pennsylvania colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA awarded 597 degrees. The student population of Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA is skewed towards women, with 675 male students and 1,035 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA are White (499 and 87.2%), followed by Asian (20 and 3.5%), Black or African American (18 and 3.15%), and Hispanic or Latino (16 and 2.8%).

The largest universities in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Juniata College (334 and 55.9%), Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (144 and 24.1%), and The Salon Professional Academy-Altoona (42 and 7.04%).

The most popular majors in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (94 and 15.7%), General Biological Sciences (49 and 8.21%), and General Cosmetology (48 and 8.04%).

The median tuition cost in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA for private four year colleges is $48,350.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 11 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 18 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA was General Chemistry with 11 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 334 degrees awarded
  2. 144 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded
$48,350
Median Private

In 2020, the Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Juniata College with 334 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

191
Degrees Awarded to Men
406
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 191 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA, which is 0.47 times less than the 406 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    499 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Blair & Huntingdon Counties--Altoona City PUMA, PA was White students. These 499 degrees mean that there were 24.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Altoona City PUMA, PA was $131,800 in 2020, which is 0.574 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $126,200 to $131,800, a 4.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Altoona City PUMA, PA is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Altoona City PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Altoona City PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$131,800
2020 Median
± $2,675
$126,200
2019 Median
± $2,697

In 2020, the median property value in Altoona City PUMA, PA grew to to $131,800 from the previous year's value of $126,200.

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

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Household Income

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$51,497
Median Household Income
± $1,207
68.4k
Number of Households
± 1,611

In 2020, the median household income of the 68.4k households in Altoona City PUMA, PA grew to $51,497 from the previous year's value of $49,859.

The following chart displays the households in Altoona City PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
2020 Homeownership
71.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 71.9% of the housing units in Altoona City PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Altoona City PUMA, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Altoona City PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.03% of the workforce in Altoona City PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.15%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Altoona City PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.5%) and those who worked at home (4.15%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Altoona City PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Altoona City PUMA, PA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

95% of the population of Altoona City PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.6%). Additionally, Armstrong County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Pennsylvania.
$9,258
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Pennsylvania
$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

4.97%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Altoona City PUMA, PA grew by 6.29% from 4.68% to 4.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Altoona City PUMA, 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. 20.6% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 19.3% prevalence

Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 20.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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