Braddock, PA

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Population

1,770

3.86% decline

Median Age

47


Median Household Income

$22,609

7.91% decline

Poverty Rate

31.9%


Number of Employees

549

6.15% decline

Median Property Value

$26,700

8.87% decline

About

In 2017, Braddock, PA had a population of 1.77k people with a median age of 47 and a median household income of $22,609. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Braddock, PA declined from 1,841 to 1,770, a -3.86% decrease and its median household income declined from $24,551 to $22,609, a -7.91% decrease.

The population of Braddock, PA is 62.4% Black or African American Alone, 23.2% White Alone, and 11.6% Two or More Races. 4.6% of the people in Braddock, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Braddock, PA is $26,700, and the homeownership rate is 44.3%. Most people in Braddock, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Braddock, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Braddock, PA employs 549 people. The largest industries in Braddock, PA are Accommodation & Food Services (117 people), Retail Trade (106 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (93 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($63,750), Accommodation & Food Services ($19,338), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($19,118).

Median household income in Braddock, PA is $22,609. Males in Braddock, 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 Braddock, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$22,609

2017 value

± $4,809

-7.91%

1 Year Growth

± 27%

Households in Braddock, PA have a median annual income of $22,609, 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 $24,551 in 2016, which represents a -7.91% 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 Braddock, 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 Braddock, 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 Braddock, 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 5138

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Braddock, PA was Census Tract 5138 with a value of $23,591, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

31.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Braddock, PA (507 out of 1.59k 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 Males 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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. Black

    302 ± 101

  2. Two Or More

    110 ± 76

  3. White

    95 ± 61

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

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

549

2017 Value

± 145

-6.15%

1 Year decline

± 37.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Braddock, PA declined at a rate of -6.15%, from 585 employees to 549 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Braddock, PA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (112 people), Sales & Related Occupations (72 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (51 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Braddock, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Braddock, PA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (112 people), Sales & Related Occupations (72 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (51 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Braddock, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.91 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.88 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Braddock, PA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,813), Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($38,958), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($19,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

549

2017 Value

± 145

-6.15%

1 Year decline

± 37.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Braddock, PA declined at a rate of -6.15%, from 585 employees to 549 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Braddock, PA, are Accommodation & Food Services (117 people), Retail Trade (106 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (93 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Braddock, PA, though some of these residents may live in Braddock, 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 Braddock, PA, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (117 people), Retail Trade (106 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (93 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Braddock, PA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.8 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.69 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Braddock, PA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($63,750), Accommodation & Food Services ($19,338), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($19,118).

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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

93.1% of the population of Braddock, PA has health coverage, with 23.8% on employee plans, 43.1% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 8.44% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Braddock, 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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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 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

6.86%

Uninsured

23.8%

Employer Coverage

43.1%

Medicaid

16.1%

Medicare

8.44%

Non-Group

1.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Braddock, PA declined by 34.4% from 10.5% to 6.86%.

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

Braddock, PA is home to a population of 1.77k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.621% of Braddock, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Braddock, PA is composed of 1.1k Black or African American Alone residents (62.4%), 411 White Alone residents (23.2%), 205 Two or More Races residents (11.6%), 50 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.82%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Braddock, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (27 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (15 speakers), and Italian (13 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Braddock, PA was 47. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Braddock, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Braddock, PA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.621%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.621% of Braddock, 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 Braddock, PA was 1.36%, 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 Braddock, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Braddock, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Braddock, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Braddock, PA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.1k ± 194

  2. White Alone

    411 ± 112

  3. Two or More Races

    205 ± 143

In 2017, there were 2.69 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.1k people) in Braddock, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 411 White Alone and 205 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    27 speakers (1.41%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    15 speakers (0.784%)

  3. Italian

    13 speakers (0.68%)

4.6% of Braddock, 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 Braddock, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.41% of the overall population of Braddock, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.784% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.68% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    52 ± 41

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    39 ± 28

  3. Korea

    21 ± 21

Braddock, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Braddock, PA was $26,700 in 2017, which is 0.123 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $29,300 to $26,700, a 8.87% decrease. The homeownership rate in Braddock, PA is 44.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Braddock, PA have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Braddock, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$22,609

Median Household Income

± $4,809

696

Number of Households

± 129

In 2017, the median household income of the 696 households in Braddock, PA declined from $22,609 from the previous year's value of $24,551.

The following chart displays the households in Braddock, 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$26,700

2017 Median

± $5,434

$29,300

2016 Median

± $2,906

In 2017, the median property value in Braddock, PA declined from to $26,700 from the previous year's value of $29,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Braddock, 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 Braddock, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $20k - $25k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

44.3%

2017 Homeownership

44%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.3% of the housing units in Braddock, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Braddock, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Braddock, PA have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Braddock, PA have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Braddock, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    44.4%

  2. Public Transit

    34.6%

  3. Carpooled

    10.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Braddock, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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