Congressional District 17, PA

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2019 Population
706,961
1.44% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
US Representative
Conor Lamb
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
43.5
0.23% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
7.79%
1.83% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$70,857
5.66% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$188,100
4.79% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 17, PA had a population of 707k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $70,857. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 17, PA declined from 717,264 to 706,961, a −1.44% decrease and its median household income grew from $67,064 to $70,857, a 5.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 17, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), and White (Hispanic) (1.1%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 17, PA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.5% of the residents in Congressional District 17, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 17, PA was $188,100, and the homeownership rate was 71%. Most people in Congressional District 17, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 17, PA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 17, PA is home to a population of 707k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 4.72% of Congressional District 17, PA residents were born outside of the country (33.4k people).

In 2019, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (615k people) in Congressional District 17, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 17, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    615k ± 8.57k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.7k ± 6.4k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    18.7k ± 2.77k
1.74%
Hispanic Population
12.3k people

In 2019, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (615k people) in Congressional District 17, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 18.7k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.74% of the people in Congressional District 17, PA are hispanic (12.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 17, PA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.72%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
33.4k people
4.54%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
32.6k people

As of 2019, 4.72% of Congressional District 17, PA residents (33.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 17, PA was 4.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 17, PA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Congressional District 17, PA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 17, PA residents was 43.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2019 Citizenship
98%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.5% of Congressional District 17, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 17, PA was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,434 ± 1,359
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,656 ± 1,279
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    4,498 ± 1,052

Congressional District 17, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 17, PA is $70,857. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 17, PA was Census Tract 2048 with a value of $248,646, followed by Census Tract 2049 and Census Tract 3002.02, with respective values of $229,861 and $223,913.

The economy of Congressional District 17, PA employs 372k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 17, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,383 people), Retail Trade (39,337 people), and Educational Services (34,930 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,597), Utilities ($80,954), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,263).

Wages

Median Household Income

$70,857
2019 value
± $2,012
5.66%
1 Year Growth
± 3.86%

Households in Congressional District 17, PA have a median annual income of $70,857, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,064 in 2018, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.79% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 17, PA (54.7k out of 702k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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
    40,866 ± 1,380
  2. Black
    8,941 ± 745
  3. Two Or More
    2,923 ± 438

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 17, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

372k
2019 Value
± 9,343
0.254%
1 Year growth
± 3.46%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 17, PA grew at a rate of 0.254%, from 371k employees to 372k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 17, PA, are Management Occupations (44,525 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,017 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (35,821 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, PA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (44,525 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (42,017 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (35,821 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 17, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,232), Management Occupations ($84,624), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,742).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

372k
2019 Value
± 9,343
0.254%
1 Year growth
± 3.46%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 17, PA grew at a rate of 0.254%, from 371k employees to 372k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 17, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,383 people), Retail Trade (39,337 people), and Educational Services (34,930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 17, PA, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 17, 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 Congressional District 17, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (59,383 people), Retail Trade (39,337 people), and Educational Services (34,930 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 17, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,597), Utilities ($80,954), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,263).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 17, PA is currently represented by Conor Lamb in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

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.

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US Representatives from Congressional District 17, PA

Conor Lamb
District 17 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 17, PA is currently represented by Conor Lamb (Democratic Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 17, PA was $188,100 in 2019, which is 0.782 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $179,500 to $188,100, a 4.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 17, PA is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 17, PA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 17, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,100
2019 Median
± $3,162
$179,500
2018 Median
± $3,935

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 17, PA grew to to $188,100 from the previous year's value of $179,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 17, 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 Congressional District 17, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$70,857
Median Household Income
± $2,012
313k
Number of Households
± 8,393

In 2019, the median household income of the 313k households in Congressional District 17, PA grew to $70,857 from the previous year's value of $67,064.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 17, 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

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 17, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 17, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71%
2019 Homeownership
73.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71% of the housing units in Congressional District 17, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 17, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 17, PA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Congressional District 17, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.28%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.06%)

In 2019, 77.5% of workers in Congressional District 17, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.28%) and those who worked at home (6.06%).

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 Congressional District 17, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 17, PA have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

3.19%
Uninsured
57.4%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.89%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 17, PA grew by 8.89% from 2.93% to 3.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 17, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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