Greene County, PA

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Population

37,338

0.879% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$50,972

3.78% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

14,775

0.538% growth

Median Property Value

$108,600

6.37% growth

About

In 2017, Greene County, PA had a population of 37.3k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $50,972. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greene County, PA declined from 37,669 to 37,338, a -0.879% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,116 to $50,972, a 3.78% increase.

The population of Greene County, PA is 93.6% White Alone, 3.14% Black or African American Alone, and 1.48% Hispanic or Latino. 3.37% of the people in Greene County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greene County, PA are Waynesburg University (555 degrees awarded in 2016) and Greene County Career and Technology Center (10 degrees).

The median property value in Greene County, PA is $108,600, and the homeownership rate is 73.7%. Most people in Greene County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Greene County, PA employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Greene County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,527 people), Retail Trade (1,536 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,527 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,694), Utilities ($67,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,391).

Median household income in Greene County, PA is $50,972. Males in Greene 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 Greene County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,972

2017 value

± $2,967

3.78%

1 Year Growth

± 7.38%

Households in Greene County, PA have a median annual income of $50,972, 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 $49,116 in 2016, which represents a 3.78% 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 Greene County, 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 Greene County, 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 Greene County, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greene 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 9705.01

  2. Census Tract 9705.02

  3. Census Tract 9707

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, PA was Census Tract 9705.01 with a value of $74,063, followed by Census Tract 9705.02 and Census Tract 9707, with respective values of $53,885 and $53,036.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Greene 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

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, PA (5.01k out of 33.8k 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

    4,894 ± 388

  2. Two Or More

    86 ± 100

  3. Hispanic

    32 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greene County, PA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

14.8k

2017 Value

± 627

0.538%

1 Year growth

± 5.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, PA grew at a rate of 0.538%, from 14.7k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,833 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,800 people), and Management Occupations (1,093 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greene County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,833 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,800 people), and Management Occupations (1,093 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.82 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.45 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greene County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,938), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,944).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k

2017 Value

± 627

0.538%

1 Year growth

± 5.92%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, PA grew at a rate of 0.538%, from 14.7k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,527 people), Retail Trade (1,536 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,527 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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 Greene County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,527 people), Retail Trade (1,536 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1,527 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (19.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.59 times), and Construction (1.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greene County, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,694), Utilities ($67,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,391).

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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

93.7% of the population of Greene County, PA has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Greene County, PA see 2207 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.8% increase from the previous year (1992 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2657 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1063 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

2207 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Greene County, PA see an average of 2207 patients per year. This represents a 10.8% increase from the previous year (1992 patients).

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

6.35%

Uninsured

49.3%

Employer Coverage

18%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, PA declined by 9.01% from 6.98% to 6.35%.

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

Greene County, PA is home to a population of 37.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.798% of Greene County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Greene County, PA is composed of 34.9k White Alone residents (93.6%), 1.17k Black or African American Alone residents (3.14%), 551 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.48%), 492 Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 131 Asian Alone residents (0.351%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0964%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0295%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greene County, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (739 speakers), German (111 speakers), and Arabic (102 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 19.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greene County, PA was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Greene County, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Greene County, PA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.798%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.798% of Greene County, PA residents 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 Greene County, PA was 0.81%, 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 Greene County, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Greene County, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Greene County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.9k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.17k ± 83

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    551 ± 136

In 2017, there were 29.8 times more White Alone residents (34.9k people) in Greene County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.17k Black or African American Alone and 551 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Greene County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    739 speakers (2.05%)

  2. German

    111 speakers (0.308%)

  3. Arabic

    102 speakers (0.283%)

3.37% of Greene County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Greene County, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.05% of the overall population of Greene County, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.308% speak German and 0.283% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,072 ± 140

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    318 ± 89

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    312 ± 89

Greene County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greene County, PA awarded 565 degrees. The student population of Greene County, PA is skewed towards women, with 729 male students and 1,113 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greene County, PA are White (522 and 92.4%), followed by Unknown (14 and 2.48%), Black or African American (12 and 2.12%), and Asian (6 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Greene County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Waynesburg University (555 and 98.2%) and Greene County Career and Technology Center (10 and 1.77%).

The most popular majors in Greene County, PA are Registered Nursing (131 and 23.2%), General Business Administration & Management (104 and 18.4%), and Counseling Psychology (39 and 6.9%).

The median tuition costs in Greene County, PA are $22,380 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greene County, PA was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 38 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 555 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,380

Median Private

In 2016, the Greene County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Waynesburg University with 555 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

218

Degrees Awarded to Men

347

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 218 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greene County, PA, which is 0.628 times less than the 347 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

    522 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    14 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greene County, PA were to White students. These 522 degrees mean that there were 37.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greene County, PA was $108,600 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $102,100 to $108,600, a 6.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Greene County, PA is 73.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greene County, PA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greene 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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$50,972

Median Household Income

± $2,967

14.5k

Number of Households

± 595

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Greene County, PA grew to $50,972 from the previous year's value of $49,116.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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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Housing

Property Value

$108,600

2017 Median

± $5,082

$102,100

2016 Median

± $5,594

In 2017, the median property value in Greene County, PA grew to to $108,600 from the previous year's value of $102,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.7% of the housing units in Greene County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, PA have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.52% of the workforce in Greene County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.1%

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

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