Clearfield County, PA

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Population

80,539

0.777% decline

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$45,188

4.21% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

33,591

0.318% decline

Median Property Value

$90,300

2.27% growth

About

In 2017, Clearfield County, PA had a population of 80.5k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $45,188. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clearfield County, PA declined from 81,170 to 80,539, a -0.777% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,361 to $45,188, a 4.21% increase.

The population of Clearfield County, PA is 93.1% White Alone, 2.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.49% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Clearfield County, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clearfield County, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois (140 degrees awarded in 2016), Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (42 degrees), and Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences-Du Bois (29 degrees).

The median property value in Clearfield County, PA is $90,300, and the homeownership rate is 76.9%. Most people in Clearfield County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clearfield County, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Trail of New Giants - Vista of Parker Lake and the surrounding Allegheny Plateau, Clearfield County, within Parker Dam State Park.

Economy

The economy of Clearfield County, PA employs 33.6k people. The largest industries in Clearfield County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,830 people), Retail Trade (4,701 people), and Manufacturing (3,544 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,284), Public Administration ($47,250), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,000).

Median household income in Clearfield County, PA is $45,188. Males in Clearfield 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 Clearfield County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,188

2017 value

± $1,457

4.21%

1 Year Growth

± 4.08%

Households in Clearfield County, PA have a median annual income of $45,188, 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 $43,361 in 2016, which represents a 4.21% 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 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

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clearfield 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 3304

  2. Census Tract 3313

  3. Census Tract 3308

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clearfield County, PA was Census Tract 3304 with a value of $60,357, followed by Census Tract 3313 and Census Tract 3308, with respective values of $49,429 and $48,530.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clearfield County, PA (11.5k out of 74.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    10,996 ± 583

  2. Hispanic

    450 ± 217

  3. Black

    224 ± 137

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

33.6k

2017 Value

± 1,016

-0.318%

1 Year decline

± 4.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clearfield County, PA declined at a rate of -0.318%, from 33.7k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clearfield County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,231 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,865 people), and Production Occupations (2,760 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clearfield County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clearfield County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,231 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,865 people), and Production Occupations (2,760 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearfield County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.93 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clearfield County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($61,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($58,681), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,234).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

33.6k

2017 Value

± 1,016

-0.318%

1 Year decline

± 4.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clearfield County, PA declined at a rate of -0.318%, from 33.7k employees to 33.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clearfield County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,830 people), Retail Trade (4,701 people), and Manufacturing (3,544 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clearfield County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Clearfield 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 Clearfield County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,830 people), Retail Trade (4,701 people), and Manufacturing (3,544 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearfield County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.39 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.66 times), and Utilities (1.51 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clearfield County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,284), Public Administration ($47,250), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($46,000).

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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

$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

92.4% of the population of Clearfield County, PA has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clearfield County, PA see 1653 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.9% increase from the previous year (1532 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 445 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

1,653 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clearfield County, PA see an average of 1,653 patients per year. This represents a 7.9% increase from the previous year (1,532 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clearfield 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%).

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%).

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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

7.63%

Uninsured

42.5%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clearfield County, PA declined by 10.3% from 8.51% to 7.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clearfield 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

Clearfield County, PA is home to a population of 80.5k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.16% of Clearfield County, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clearfield County, PA is composed of 75k White Alone residents (93.1%), 2.33k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.89%), 2.01k Black or African American Alone residents (2.49%), 589 Two or More Races residents (0.731%), 464 Asian Alone residents (0.576%), 138 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.171%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.00869%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clearfield County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clearfield County, PA was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Clearfield County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clearfield County, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.55k people

2.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.41k people

As of 2017, 3.16% of Clearfield County, PA residents (2.55k people) 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 Clearfield County, PA was 2.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Clearfield County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clearfield County, PA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    75k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.33k ± 204

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.01k ± 95

In 2017, there were 32.2 times more White Alone residents (75k people) in Clearfield County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.33k Hispanic or Latino and 2.01k 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 Clearfield County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Clearfield County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Clearfield County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clearfield County, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,998 ± 211

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    865 ± 144

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    674 ± 130

Clearfield County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clearfield County, PA awarded 211 degrees. The student population of Clearfield County, PA is skewed towards men, with 364 male students and 311 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clearfield County, PA are White (200 and 94.8%), followed by Unknown (8 and 3.79%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.948%), and Black or African American (1 and 0.474%).

The largest universities in Clearfield County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois (140 and 66.4%), Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (42 and 19.9%), and Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences-Du Bois (29 and 13.7%).

The most popular majors in Clearfield County, PA are General Cosmetology (29 and 13.7%), Information Science (27 and 12.8%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (27 and 12.8%).

The median tuition costs in Clearfield County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $19,598 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 17 degrees awarded

  2. 15 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clearfield County, PA was Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science with 17 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

$12,718

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clearfield County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois with 140 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

85

Degrees Awarded to Men

126

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 85 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clearfield County, PA, which is 0.675 times less than the 126 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

    200 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clearfield County, PA were to White students. These 200 degrees mean that there were 25 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clearfield County, PA was $90,300 in 2017, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,300 to $90,300, a 2.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Clearfield County, PA is 76.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clearfield County, PA have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clearfield 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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$45,188

Median Household Income

± $1,457

31.2k

Number of Households

± 931

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.2k households in Clearfield County, PA grew to $45,188 from the previous year's value of $43,361.

The following chart displays the households in Clearfield 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$90,300

2017 Median

± $2,319

$88,300

2016 Median

± $1,826

In 2017, the median property value in Clearfield County, PA grew to to $90,300 from the previous year's value of $88,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clearfield 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 Clearfield 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 Clearfield County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clearfield County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.9%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.9% of the housing units in Clearfield County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clearfield County, PA have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.02% of the workforce in Clearfield County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Walked

    3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clearfield County, PA was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Walked (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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