Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

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Population

574,659

0.482% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$64,213

1.32% decline

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Number of Employees

292,853

1.78% growth

Median Property Value

$188,600

1.4% growth

About

In 2018, Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA had a population of 575k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $64,213. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew from 571,903 to 574,659, a 0.482% increase and its median household income declined from $65,069 to $64,213, a -1.32% decrease.

The population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is 76.1% White Alone, 10.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6.63% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,027 degrees awarded in 2017), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1,825 degrees), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (1,064 degrees).

The median property value in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is $188,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.2%. Most people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Pennsylvania capitol building Fox Ridge Court, Harrisburg

Economy

The economy of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA employs 293k people. The largest industries in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,354 people), Retail Trade (38,924 people), and Educational Services (24,625 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($132,711), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,266), and Utilities ($52,788).

Median household income in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is $64,213. Males in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,119. The income inequality in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,213

2018 value

± $2,615

-1.32%

1 Year Growth

± 5.12%

Households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have a median annual income of $64,213, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,069 in 2017, which represents a -1.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,779

Average Male Salary

± $1,106

$52,119

Average Female Salary

± $786

In 2018, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 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

    $67,044 ± $4,236

  2. White

    $54,569 ± $688

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $45,677 ± $16,041

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.23 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2018 Wage GINI

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.472% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $99,119, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $90,122 and $88,569.

The following map shows all of the counties in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA (57.4k out of 546k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    34,901 ± 1,434

  2. Black

    14,650 ± 1,154

  3. Hispanic

    8,974 ± 884

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is White, followed by Black 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

293k

2018 Value

± 8,401

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 288k employees to 293k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,352 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30,081 people), and Management Occupations (26,425 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (39,352 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30,081 people), and Management Occupations (26,425 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.24 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,235), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,874), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,766).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

293k

2018 Value

± 8,401

1.78%

1 Year growth

± 4.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 288k employees to 293k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,354 people), Retail Trade (38,924 people), and Educational Services (24,625 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, though some of these residents may live in Harrisburg-Carlisle, 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,354 people), Retail Trade (38,924 people), and Educational Services (24,625 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.69 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.36 times), and Retail Trade (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($132,711), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,266), and Utilities ($52,788).

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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. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% 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. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.3% of the population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harrisburg-Carlisle, 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).

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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

5.75%

Uninsured

54.7%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew by 17.7% from 4.88% to 5.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Harrisburg-Carlisle, 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

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is home to a population of 575k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.29% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents were born outside of the country (36k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is composed of 438k White Alone residents (76.1%), 60k Black or African American Alone residents (10.4%), 38.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.63%), 23.7k Asian Alone residents (4.13%), 14k Two or More Races residents (2.43%), 879 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.153%), 422 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0734%), and 51 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00887%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36k people

6.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

34.5k people

As of 2017, 6.29% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents (36k people) 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 6.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    94,480 ± 7,519 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    85,267 ± 7,145 people

  3. China

    68,580 ± 6,412 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 94,480 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 85,267 and China with 68,580.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2018 Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.3% of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    438k ± 838

  2. Black or African American Alone

    60k ± 1.49k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    38.1k ± 4.88k

In 2018, there were 7.3 times more White Alone residents (438k people) in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60k Black or African American Alone and 38.1k 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,896 ± 1,458

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,665 ± 1,320

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,531 ± 1,318

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA awarded 7,871 degrees. The student population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is skewed towards women, with 18,603 male students and 24,208 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are White (5,561 and 76.9%), followed by Black or African American (603 and 8.34%), Hispanic or Latino (437 and 6.04%), and Asian (249 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA by number of degrees awarded are Harrisburg Area Community College (2,027 and 25.8%), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1,825 and 23.2%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (1,064 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are General Business Administration & Management (611 and 7.76%), Registered Nursing (363 and 4.61%), and General Psychology (285 and 3.62%).

The median tuition costs in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA are $33,320 for private four year colleges, and $11,607 and $19,787 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 289 degrees awarded

  2. 234 degrees awarded

  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 289 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,027 degrees awarded

  2. 1,825 degrees awarded

  3. 1,064 degrees awarded

$11,607

Median In-State Public

$33,320

Median Private

In 2017, the Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Harrisburg Area Community College with 2,027 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,430

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,441

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,430 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA, which is 0.772 times less than the 4,441 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

    5,561 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    603 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    437 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA were to White students. These 5,561 degrees mean that there were 9.22 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 603 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was $188,600 in 2018, which is 0.821 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $186,000 to $188,600, a 1.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$188,600

2018 Median

± $4,339

$186,000

2017 Median

± $3,521

In 2018, the median property value in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA grew to to $188,600 from the previous year's value of $186,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harrisburg-Carlisle, 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$64,213

Median Household Income

± $2,615

234k

Number of Households

± 6,999

In 2018, the median household income of the 234k households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA declined from $64,213 from the previous year's value of $65,069.

The following chart displays the households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.2%

2018 Homeownership

69%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.2% of the housing units in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.72%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.36%) and those who Worked At Home (4.72%).

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 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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