Clarion County, PA

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Population

38,747

0.493% decline

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$44,373

3.46% growth

Poverty Rate

17.5%


Number of Employees

17,280

1.87% growth

Median Property Value

$109,900

1.67% growth

About

In 2017, Clarion County, PA had a population of 38.7k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $44,373. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarion County, PA declined from 38,939 to 38,747, a -0.493% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,890 to $44,373, a 3.46% increase.

The population of Clarion County, PA is 96.3% White Alone, 1.07% Two or More Races, and 1.02% Black or African American Alone. 4.09% of the people in Clarion County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarion County, PA are Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1,402 degrees awarded in 2016) and Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program (40 degrees).

The median property value in Clarion County, PA is $109,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.4%. Most people in Clarion County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarion County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clarion County, PA employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Clarion County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,420 people), Manufacturing (2,239 people), and Retail Trade (1,897 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,426), and Public Administration ($43,826).

Median household income in Clarion County, PA is $44,373. Males in Clarion County, 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 Clarion County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,373

2017 value

± $1,871

3.46%

1 Year Growth

± 5.6%

Households in Clarion County, PA have a median annual income of $44,373, 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 $42,890 in 2016, which represents a 3.46% 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 Clarion County, 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 Clarion County, 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 Clarion County, 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 1601.01

  2. Census Tract 1602

  3. Census Tract 1603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarion County, PA was Census Tract 1601.01 with a value of $50,766, followed by Census Tract 1602 and Census Tract 1603, with respective values of $50,074 and $49,482.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarion County, PA (6.55k out of 37.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    6,192 ± 385

  2. Black

    208 ± 127

  3. Asian

    55 ± 118

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarion County, PA is White, followed by Black 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

17.3k

2017 Value

± 585

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 4.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarion County, PA grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 17k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarion County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,927 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,407 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,374 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarion County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarion County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,927 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,407 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarion County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.68 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarion County, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($56,083), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,645), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.3k

2017 Value

± 585

1.87%

1 Year growth

± 4.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarion County, PA grew at a rate of 1.87%, from 17k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarion County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,420 people), Manufacturing (2,239 people), and Retail Trade (1,897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarion County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Clarion 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 Clarion County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,420 people), Manufacturing (2,239 people), and Retail Trade (1,897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clarion County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.32 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.43 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarion County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,426), and Public Administration ($43,826).

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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

91.7% of the population of Clarion County, PA has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clarion County, PA see 2079 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (2043 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2407 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 917 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

2,079 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clarion County, PA see an average of 2,079 patients per year. This represents a 1.76% increase from the previous year (2,043 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clarion County, PA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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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

8.33%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarion County, PA declined by 7.83% from 9.04% to 8.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarion 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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Diversity

Clarion County, PA is home to a population of 38.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Clarion County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarion County, PA is composed of 37.3k White Alone residents (96.3%), 414 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 395 Black or African American Alone residents (1.02%), 311 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.803%), 211 Asian Alone residents (0.545%), 72 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.186%), 37 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0955%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.031%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clarion County, PA are German (531 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (305 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (200 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarion County, PA was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Clarion County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarion County, PA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.18% of Clarion County, 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 Clarion County, PA was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Clarion County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarion County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37.3k ± 24

  2. Two or More Races

    414 ± 87.7

  3. Black or African American Alone

    395 ± 61

In 2017, there were 90.1 times more White Alone residents (37.3k people) in Clarion County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 414 Two or More Races and 395 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    531 speakers (1.42%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    305 speakers (0.815%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    200 speakers (0.535%)

4.09% of Clarion County, 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 Clarion County, PA was German. 1.42% of the overall population of Clarion County, PA are native German speakers. 0.815% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.535% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,060 ± 104

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    376 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    307 ± 89

Clarion County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clarion County, PA awarded 1,442 degrees. The student population of Clarion County, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,767 male students and 3,524 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarion County, PA are White (1,268 and 88.2%), followed by Black or African American (59 and 4.11%), Unknown (41 and 2.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 2.02%).

The largest universities in Clarion County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1,402 and 97.2%) and Clarion County Career Center Practical Nursing Program (40 and 2.77%).

The most popular majors in Clarion County, PA are Library & Information Science (141 and 9.78%), Speech-Language Pathology (136 and 9.43%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (120 and 8.32%).

The median tuition costs in Clarion County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,238 and $10,858 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarion County, PA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 111 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clarion County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,402 degrees awarded

  2. 40 degrees awarded

$7,238

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clarion County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clarion University of Pennsylvania with 1,402 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

477

Degrees Awarded to Men

965

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 477 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarion County, PA, which is 0.494 times less than the 965 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

    1,268 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    41 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarion County, PA were to White students. These 1,268 degrees mean that there were 21.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarion County, PA was $109,900 in 2017, which is 0.505 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,100 to $109,900, a 1.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarion County, PA is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarion County, PA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarion County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,373

Median Household Income

± $1,871

15.9k

Number of Households

± 536

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Clarion County, PA grew to $44,373 from the previous year's value of $42,890.

The following chart displays the households in Clarion 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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Housing

Property Value

$109,900

2017 Median

± $3,023

$108,100

2016 Median

± $2,838

In 2017, the median property value in Clarion County, PA grew to to $109,900 from the previous year's value of $108,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.4%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.4% of the housing units in Clarion County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarion County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Clarion County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6.66%

  3. Walked

    5.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarion County, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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