Fayette County, PA

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2022 Population
128,417
0.793% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
45.2
0.222% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.2%
0.799% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,579
8.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$121,800
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,363
0.196% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fayette County, PA had a population of 128k people with a median age of 45.2 and a median household income of $55,579. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fayette County, PA declined from 129,443 to 128,417, a −0.793% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,321 to $55,579, a 8.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.48%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.541%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.501%).

None of the households in Fayette County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Fayette County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fayette County, PA are Laurel Business Institute (194 degrees awarded in 2022), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (214759) (112 degrees), and Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program (78 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Fayette County, PA was $121,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Fayette County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fayette County, PA is home to a population of 128k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.6% of Fayette County, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.05k people).

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (116k people) in Fayette County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Fayette County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fayette County, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    116k ± 374
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.41k ± 464
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.47k ± 575
1.39%
Hispanic Population
1.78k people

In 2022, there were 21.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (116k people) in Fayette County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.47k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.39% of the people in Fayette County, PA are hispanic (1.78k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.05k people
1.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.07k people

As of 2022, 1.6% of Fayette County, PA residents (2.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fayette County, PA was 1.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,078 ± 307
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,176 ± 200
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    983 ± 218

Fayette County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fayette County, PA employs 54.4k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,466 people), Retail Trade (7,203 people), and Manufacturing (5,499 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,111), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,000), and Utilities ($65,161).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

54.4k
2022 Value
± 1,586
−0.196%
1 Year decline
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, PA declined at a rate of −0.196%, from 54.5k employees to 54.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,768 people), Sales & Related Occupations (5,147 people), and Management Occupations (4,795 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.4k
2022 Value
± 1,586
−0.196%
1 Year decline
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, PA declined at a rate of −0.196%, from 54.5k employees to 54.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,466 people), Retail Trade (7,203 people), and Manufacturing (5,499 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,753
Median earning men ± $2,146
$32,902
Median earning women ± $1,285

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,231), Public Administration ($68,323), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,856).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,786), Public Administration ($46,776), and Manufacturing ($45,653).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,327
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 560
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 548
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fayette County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.753%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 members 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
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fayette County, PA awarded 429 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 304 male students and 510 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fayette County, PA are White (391 and 91.1%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 6.06%), Two or More Races (6 and 1.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 0.699%).

The largest universities in Fayette County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Laurel Business Institute (194 and 45.2%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (214759) (112 and 26.1%), and Fayette County Career & Technical Institute Practical Nursing Program (78 and 18.2%).

The most popular majors in Fayette County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (55 and 12.8%), General Cosmetology (51 and 11.9%), and Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research, & Clinical Nursing (34 and 7.93%).

The median tuition cost in Fayette County, PA for a public four year colleges is $13,824 for in-state students and $23,086 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Fayette County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 814 (37.3% men and 62.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 814 students enrolled in Fayette County, PA, 37.3% men and 62.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 716 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fayette County, PA was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 18 degrees 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

Gender
Race

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laurel Business Institute with 194 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 119 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fayette County, PA, which is 0.384 times less than the 310 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 391 degrees mean that there were 15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($13,824) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,113) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, PA was $121,800 in 2022, which is 0.432 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,400 to $121,800, a 11.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayette County, PA is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fayette County, PA have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayette County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fayette County, PA is $55,579. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, PA was Census Tract 2620 with a value of $88,494, followed by Census Tract 2627.01 and Census Tract 2628, with respective values of $76,845 and $74,250.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fayette County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.48%.

Property

$121,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,901
$40,370
Median Property Taxes
±$1,357

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
60%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Fayette County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2620
  2. Census Tract 2627.01
  3. Census Tract 2628

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayette County, PA was Census Tract 2620 with a value of $88,494, followed by Census Tract 2627.01 and Census Tract 2628, with respective values of $76,845 and $74,250.

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

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Household Income

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$55,579
Median Household Income
± $2,314
54.9k
Number of Households
± 1,620

In 2022, the median household income of the 54.9k households in Fayette County, PA grew to $55,579 from the previous year's value of $51,321.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fayette County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.25%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.93%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Fayette County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.25%) and those who worked at home (5.93%).

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayette County, PA have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.6% of the workforce in Fayette County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Fayette County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.48%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, PA (20.1k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.5% of the children was living in poverty in Fayette County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 205 in Fayette County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 13.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Fayette County, PA has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 23.1% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, PA see 3006 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.32% increase from the previous year (2775 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1582 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,006 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fayette County, PA

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, PA see an average of 3,006 patients per year. This represents a 8.32% increase from the previous year (2,775 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.7% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.59%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
23.1%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayette County, PA grew by 3.71% from 4.42% to 4.59%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.2 in Fayette County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.5% in Fayette County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.85% in Fayette County, PA.

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