Fayette County, PA

County

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Population
132,289
0.654% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
Median Age
44.8

Poverty Rate
17.7%

Median Household Income
$44,476
6.83% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$97,200
2.75% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
55,046
1.52% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Fayette County, PA had a population of 132k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $44,476. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Fayette County, PA declined from 133,160 to 132,289, a -0.654% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,632 to $44,476, a 6.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.87%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.44%), White (Hispanic) (0.667%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.328%). NaNk% of the people in Fayette County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayette County, PA are Laurel Business Institute (155 degrees awarded in 2017), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (115 degrees), and Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (58 degrees).

The median property value in Fayette County, PA is $97,200, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Fayette County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette 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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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 Fayette County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 64.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (33.4%), followed by Other (2.29%). 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.

Pennsylvania 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 Fayette County, PA
64.3% 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, excluding special elections, 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 Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Fayette County, PA is home to a population of 132k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.29% of Fayette County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.7k people).

In 2018, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Fayette County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 44
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.13k ± 333
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 334
1.14%
Hispanic Population
1.5k people

In 2018, there were 23.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Fayette County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.14% of the people in Fayette County, PA are hispanic (1.5k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people
1.01%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people

As of 2018, 1.29% of Fayette County, PA residents (1.7k 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 Fayette County, PA was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

45
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Fayette County, PA was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Fayette County, PA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Fayette County, PA residents was 45.

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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

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
99.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Fayette County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Fayette County, PA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,935 ± 281
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,199 ± 204
  3. Korea
    1,067 ± 178

Fayette County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Fayette County, PA is $44,476. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, PA was Census Tract 2620 with a value of $76,796, followed by Census Tract 2604.02 and Census Tract 2610, with respective values of $67,868 and $64,750.

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 Fayette County, PA employs 55k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,175 people), Retail Trade (7,276 people), and Manufacturing (5,990 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,346), Utilities ($61,690), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,563).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,476
2018 value
± $1,992
6.83%
1 Year Growth
± 5%

Households in Fayette County, PA have a median annual income of $44,476, 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 $41,632 in 2017, which represents a 6.83% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Fayette 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 Fayette 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 2620
  2. Census Tract 2604.02
  3. Census Tract 2610

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayette County, PA was Census Tract 2620 with a value of $76,796, followed by Census Tract 2604.02 and Census Tract 2610, with respective values of $67,868 and $64,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fayette 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

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, PA (22.7k out of 128k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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
    19,777 ± 875
  2. Black
    1,592 ± 267
  3. Two Or More
    1,052 ± 211

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fayette County, 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

55k
2018 Value
± 1,374
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayette County, PA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 54.2k employees to 55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,471 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,242 people), and Production Occupations (4,127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fayette County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,471 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,242 people), and Production Occupations (4,127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fayette County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.66 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fayette County, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,383), Legal Occupations ($61,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,942).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55k
2018 Value
± 1,374
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 3.52%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Fayette County, PA grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 54.2k employees to 55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,175 people), Retail Trade (7,276 people), and Manufacturing (5,990 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayette County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Fayette 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 Fayette County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,175 people), Retail Trade (7,276 people), and Manufacturing (5,990 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fayette County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.49 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.01 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fayette County, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,346), Utilities ($61,690), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,563).

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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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Education

In 2017, universities in Fayette County, PA awarded 378 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, PA is skewed towards women, with 386 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayette County, PA are White (343 and 90.7%), followed by Black or African American (20 and 5.29%), Two or More Races (7 and 1.85%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Fayette County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Laurel Business Institute (155 and 41%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (115 and 30.4%), and Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (58 and 15.3%).

The most popular majors in Fayette County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (50 and 13.2%), Medical Office Assistant (34 and 8.99%), and Registered Nursing (34 and 8.99%).

The median tuition costs in Fayette County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $20,352 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 28 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 19 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fayette County, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 50 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Fayette County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 115 degrees awarded
  3. 58 degrees awarded
$12,718
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Fayette County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laurel Business Institute with 155 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

92
Degrees Awarded to Men
286
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 92 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayette County, PA, which is 0.322 times less than the 286 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
    343 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    7 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fayette County, PA were to White students. These 343 degrees mean that there were 17.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, PA was $97,200 in 2018, which is 0.423 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $94,600 to $97,200, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayette County, PA is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fayette County, PA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fayette County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,200
2018 Median
± $2,153
$94,600
2017 Median
± $2,340

In 2018, the median property value in Fayette County, PA grew to to $97,200 from the previous year's value of $94,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fayette 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 Fayette 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.
$44,476
Median Household Income
± $1,992
54.5k
Number of Households
± 1,406

In 2018, the median household income of the 54.5k households in Fayette County, PA grew to $44,476 from the previous year's value of $41,632.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
2018 Homeownership
73%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.9% of the housing units in Fayette County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fayette 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 Fayette County, PA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Fayette County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    85.6%
  2. Carpooled
    8.09%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.27%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Fayette County, PA was Drove Alone (85.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.09%) and those who Worked At Home (3.27%).

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

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Health

94.7% of the population of Fayette County, PA has health coverage, with 43.7% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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 Fayette County, PA see 2227 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (2198 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1659 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 349 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

2,227 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fayette County, PA

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, PA see an average of 2,227 patients per year. This represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (2,198 patients).

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

5.31%
Uninsured
43.7%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayette County, PA declined by 19.4% from 6.59% to 5.31%.

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