Bedford County, PA

County

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Population
48,611
0.573% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
Median Age
46.2

Poverty Rate
12.7%

Median Household Income
$49,146
0.91% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$128,200
1.1% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
22,017
0.65% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Bedford County, PA had a population of 48.6k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $49,146. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bedford County, PA declined from 48,891 to 48,611, a -0.573% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,703 to $49,146, a 0.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.934%), White (Hispanic) (0.811%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.539%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.385%). NaNk% of the people in Bedford County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bedford County, PA is $128,200, and the homeownership rate is 79.8%. Most people in Bedford County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Bedford County, PA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Donald J. Trump with 82.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (15.4%), followed by Other (1.86%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% 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.

Bedford County, PA 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Pennsylvania
82.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% 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, 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 Bedford County, PA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Bedford County, PA is home to a population of 48.6k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.675% of Bedford County, PA residents were born outside of the country (328 people).

In 2018, there were 104 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47k people) in Bedford County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 454 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 394 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47k ± 52
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    454 ± 88.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    394 ± 66
1.18%
Hispanic Population
575 people

In 2018, there were 104 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (47k people) in Bedford County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 454 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 394 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.18% of the people in Bedford County, PA are hispanic (575 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bedford County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.675%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
328 people
0.552%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
270 people

As of 2018, 0.675% of Bedford County, PA residents (328 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bedford County, PA was 0.552%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bedford County, PA was 46.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Bedford County, PA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bedford County, PA residents was 46.

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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

99.6%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.6% of Bedford County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bedford County, PA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,344 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    424 ± 103
  3. Korea
    301 ± 63

Bedford County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Bedford County, PA is $49,146. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bedford County, PA was Census Tract 9608 with a value of $54,878, followed by Census Tract 9610 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $52,536 and $52,313.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bedford County, PA employs 22k people. The largest industries in Bedford County, PA are Manufacturing (3,036 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,844 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,152), Educational Services ($47,424), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,040).

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,146
2018 value
± $1,524
0.91%
1 Year Growth
± 4.57%

Households in Bedford County, PA have a median annual income of $49,146, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,703 in 2017, which represents a 0.91% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Bedford County, PA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,040
$49,502
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
  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 in Pennsylvania.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bedford County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.469
2017 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2016 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

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 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 9608
  2. Census Tract 9610
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bedford County, PA was Census Tract 9608 with a value of $54,878, followed by Census Tract 9610 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $52,536 and $52,313.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bedford County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bedford County, PA (6.12k out of 48k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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
    5,851 ± 393
  2. Two Or More
    133 ± 105
  3. Hispanic
    105 ± 92

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

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

22k
2018 Value
± 686
-0.65%
1 Year decline
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bedford County, PA declined at a rate of -0.65%, from 22.2k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bedford County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,274 people), Production Occupations (2,112 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,920 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bedford County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bedford County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,274 people), Production Occupations (2,112 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,920 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bedford County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.74 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bedford County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($70,208), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,921), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,101).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22k
2018 Value
± 686
-0.65%
1 Year decline
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bedford County, PA declined at a rate of -0.65%, from 22.2k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bedford County, PA, are Manufacturing (3,036 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,844 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bedford County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Bedford County, 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 Bedford County, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,036 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,927 people), and Retail Trade (2,844 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bedford County, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.74 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.66 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bedford County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,152), Educational Services ($47,424), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,040).

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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 in Pennsylvania
$954B
Projected 2045 Value in Pennsylvania
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bedford County, PA was $128,200 in 2018, which is 0.558 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $126,800 to $128,200, a 1.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Bedford County, PA is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bedford County, PA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bedford County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$128,200
2018 Median
± $5,026
$126,800
2017 Median
± $4,604

In 2018, the median property value in Bedford County, PA grew to to $128,200 from the previous year's value of $126,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bedford County, 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 Bedford County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$49,146
Median Household Income
± $1,524
19.7k
Number of Households
± 613

In 2018, the median household income of the 19.7k households in Bedford County, PA grew to $49,146 from the previous year's value of $48,703.

The following chart displays the households in Bedford County, 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 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
2018 Homeownership
79.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.8% of the housing units in Bedford County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bedford County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bedford County, PA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.29% of the workforce in Bedford County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    81.2%
  2. Carpooled
    10.1%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.3%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bedford County, PA was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.1%) and those who Worked At Home (4.3%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bedford County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bedford County, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Bedford County, PA has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.65% 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 Bedford County, PA see 3737 patients per year on average, which represents a 22.2% increase from the previous year (3059 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2014 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 833 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

3,737 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bedford County, PA

Primary care physicians in Bedford County, PA see an average of 3,737 patients per year. This represents a 22.2% increase from the previous year (3,059 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bedford County, PA 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

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$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

7.17%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bedford County, PA declined by 7.76% from 7.78% to 7.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bedford County, 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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