Highland Park, PA

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Population

1,211

1.7% decline

Median Age

50


Median Household Income

$47,938

0.967% decline

Poverty Rate

8.03%


Number of Employees

382

3.78% decline

Median Property Value

$153,200

11.8% growth

About

In 2017, Highland Park, PA had a population of 1.21k people with a median age of 50 and a median household income of $47,938. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Highland Park, PA declined from 1,232 to 1,211, a -1.7% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,406 to $47,938, a -0.967% decrease.

The population of Highland Park, PA is 91.5% White Alone, 5.62% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.89% Black or African American Alone. 5.02% of the people in Highland Park, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Highland Park, PA are Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing (18 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Highland Park, PA is $153,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Highland Park, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland Park, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Highland Park, PA employs 382 people. The largest industries in Highland Park, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (130 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (42 people), and Public Administration (32 people), and the highest paying industries are Total ($25,313), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($23,864), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($23,182).

Median household income in Highland Park, PA is $47,938. Males in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,938

2017 value

± $23,874

-0.967%

1 Year Growth

± 60.1%

Households in Highland Park, PA have a median annual income of $47,938, 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 $48,406 in 2016, which represents a -0.967% 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 Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Highland Park, 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 9611

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highland Park, PA was Census Tract 9611 with a value of $42,313, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.03% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland Park, PA (87 out of 1.08k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    87 ± 89

  2. Black

    0 ± 51

  3. Native American

    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highland Park, PA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

382

2017 Value

± 134

-3.78%

1 Year decline

± 52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Park, PA declined at a rate of -3.78%, from 397 employees to 382 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland Park, PA, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (56 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (49 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (32 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland Park, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Highland Park, PA, by number of employees, are Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (56 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (49 people), and Healthcare Support Occupations (32 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Park, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.96 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.81 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (3.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Highland Park, PA, by median earnings, are Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($72,750), Sales & Office Occupations ($55,083), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($55,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

382

2017 Value

± 134

-3.78%

1 Year decline

± 52%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Highland Park, PA declined at a rate of -3.78%, from 397 employees to 382 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland Park, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (130 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (42 people), and Public Administration (32 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland Park, PA, though some of these residents may live in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (130 people), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (42 people), and Public Administration (32 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Highland Park, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.33 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.32 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Highland Park, PA, by median earnings, are Total ($25,313), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($23,864), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($23,182).

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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

98.7% of the population of Highland Park, PA has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 23.2% on Medicare, 9.96% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Highland Park, 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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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 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%).

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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

1.29%

Uninsured

42.7%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

23.2%

Medicare

9.96%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland Park, PA declined by 24.8% from 1.72% to 1.29%.

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

Highland Park, PA is home to a population of 1.21k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.743% of Highland Park, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Highland Park, PA is composed of 1.11k White Alone residents (91.5%), 68 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.62%), 35 Black or African American Alone residents (2.89%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Highland Park, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (38 speakers), Italian (16 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Highland Park, PA was 50. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Highland Park, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Highland Park, PA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.743%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.743% of Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, PA was 2.35%, 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 Highland Park, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Highland Park, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Highland Park, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Highland Park, PA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.11k ± 260

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    68 ± 47.9

  3. Black or African American Alone

    35 ± 45

In 2017, there were 16.3 times more White Alone residents (1.11k people) in Highland Park, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 68 Hispanic or Latino and 35 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 Highland Park, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    38 speakers (3.53%)

  2. Italian

    16 speakers (1.49%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

5.02% of Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.53% of the overall population of Highland Park, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.49% speak Italian and 0% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. World War II

    65 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    41 ± 34

  3. Korea

    29 ± 36

Highland Park, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in World War II, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Highland Park, PA awarded 18 degrees. The student population of Highland Park, PA is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 43 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Highland Park, PA are White (18 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Highland Park, PA by number of degrees awarded are Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing (18 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Highland Park, PA are Registered Nursing (18 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Highland Park, 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. 18 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Highland Park, PA was Registered Nursing with 18 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Highland Park, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Highland Park, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing with 18 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3

Degrees Awarded to Men

15

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Highland Park, PA, which is 0.2 times less than the 15 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

    18 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Highland Park, PA were to White students. These 18 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland Park, PA was $153,200 in 2017, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,000 to $153,200, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland Park, PA is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highland Park, PA have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland Park, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$47,938

Median Household Income

± $23,874

485

Number of Households

± 166

In 2017, the median household income of the 485 households in Highland Park, PA declined from $47,938 from the previous year's value of $48,406.

The following chart displays the households in Highland Park, 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 $20k - $25k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$153,200

2017 Median

± $10,467

$137,000

2016 Median

± $18,001

In 2017, the median property value in Highland Park, PA grew to to $153,200 from the previous year's value of $137,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Highland Park, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Highland Park, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Highland Park, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Highland Park, 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 Highland Park, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Highland Park, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland Park, PA have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.71% of the workforce in Highland Park, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Walked

    8.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Highland Park, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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