Fullerton, PA

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Population

15,304

1.12% decline

Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$54,182

5.99% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

7,752

4% growth

Median Property Value

$171,400

0.234% growth

About

In 2017, Fullerton, PA had a population of 15.3k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $54,182. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fullerton, PA declined from 15,478 to 15,304, a -1.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,121 to $54,182, a 5.99% increase.

The population of Fullerton, PA is 60.9% White Alone, 22.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.74% Black or African American Alone. 32.7% of the people in Fullerton, PA speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fullerton, PA are Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley (92 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Fullerton, PA is $171,400, and the homeownership rate is 50.2%. Most people in Fullerton, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Fullerton, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Fullerton, PA employs 7.75k people. The largest industries in Fullerton, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,234 people), Manufacturing (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,078 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,969), Manufacturing ($52,983), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,679).

Median household income in Fullerton, PA is $54,182. Males in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,182

2017 value

± $4,360

5.99%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Fullerton, PA have a median annual income of $54,182, 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 $51,121 in 2016, which represents a 5.99% 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 Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Fullerton, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fullerton, 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 57.04

  2. Census Tract 57.05

  3. Census Tract 57.03

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fullerton, PA was Census Tract 57.04 with a value of $59,866, followed by Census Tract 57.05 and Census Tract 57.03, with respective values of $56,705 and $51,149.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fullerton, PA (2.08k out of 15.3k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 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

    1,447 ± 284

  2. Hispanic

    405 ± 154

  3. Black

    270 ± 137

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

7.75k

2017 Value

± 607

4%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fullerton, PA grew at a rate of 4%, from 7.45k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fullerton, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,353 people), Sales & Related Occupations (865 people), and Production Occupations (584 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fullerton, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fullerton, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,353 people), Sales & Related Occupations (865 people), and Production Occupations (584 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fullerton, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.05 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fullerton, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($61,190), Protective Service Occupations ($61,131), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,605).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.75k

2017 Value

± 607

4%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fullerton, PA grew at a rate of 4%, from 7.45k employees to 7.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fullerton, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,234 people), Manufacturing (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,078 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fullerton, PA, though some of these residents may live in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,234 people), Manufacturing (1,090 people), and Retail Trade (1,078 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Fullerton, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (8.11 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.75 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fullerton, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,969), Manufacturing ($52,983), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,679).

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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

90.2% of the population of Fullerton, PA has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.921% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fullerton, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 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

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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

9.76%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.921%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fullerton, PA declined by 19% from 12% to 9.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fullerton, 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

Fullerton, PA is home to a population of 15.3k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.5% of Fullerton, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Fullerton, PA is composed of 9.31k White Alone residents (60.9%), 3.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (22.6%), 1.18k Black or African American Alone residents (7.74%), 1.02k Asian Alone residents (6.66%), 225 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 77 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.503%), 24 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Fullerton, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,010 speakers), Arabic (1,120 speakers), and Vietnamese (235 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fullerton, PA was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Fullerton, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fullerton, PA residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

21.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 20.5% of Fullerton, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fullerton, PA was 21.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

92.8%

2017 Citizenship

92.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.8% of Fullerton, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fullerton, PA was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.31k ± 557

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.46k ± 693

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.18k ± 405

In 2017, there were 2.69 times more White Alone residents (9.31k people) in Fullerton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.46k Hispanic or Latino and 1.18k 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 Fullerton, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,010 speakers (13.5%)

  2. Arabic

    1,120 speakers (7.53%)

  3. Vietnamese

    235 speakers (1.58%)

32.7% of Fullerton, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Fullerton, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 13.5% of the overall population of Fullerton, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 7.53% speak Arabic and 1.58% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    240 ± 89

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    166 ± 108

  3. Korea

    132 ± 70

Fullerton, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Fullerton, PA awarded 92 degrees. The student population of Fullerton, PA is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 97 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fullerton, PA are White (40 and 43.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 28.3%), Black or African American (12 and 13%), and Unknown (8 and 8.7%).

The largest universities in Fullerton, PA by number of degrees awarded are Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley (92 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fullerton, PA are General Cosmetology (81 and 88%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (11 and 12%).

The median tuition costs in Fullerton, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 81 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Fullerton, PA was General Cosmetology with 81 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

92 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Fullerton, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Empire Beauty School-Lehigh Valley with 92 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4

Degrees Awarded to Men

88

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fullerton, PA, which is 0.0455 times less than the 88 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

    40 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fullerton, PA were to White students. These 40 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fullerton, PA was $171,400 in 2017, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,000 to $171,400, a 0.234% increase. The homeownership rate in Fullerton, PA is 50.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fullerton, PA have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fullerton, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$54,182

Median Household Income

± $4,360

6.25k

Number of Households

± 515

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.25k households in Fullerton, PA grew to $54,182 from the previous year's value of $51,121.

The following chart displays the households in Fullerton, 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

$171,400

2017 Median

± $5,331

$171,000

2016 Median

± $5,438

In 2017, the median property value in Fullerton, PA grew to to $171,400 from the previous year's value of $171,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

50.2%

2017 Homeownership

49.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.2% of the housing units in Fullerton, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Fullerton, 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 Fullerton, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fullerton, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fullerton, PA have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Fullerton, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.44%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fullerton, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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