Indiana County, PA

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Population

86,551

1.07% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$46,306

2.63% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

38,523

0.166% decline

Median Property Value

$111,200

3.35% growth

About

In 2017, Indiana County, PA had a population of 86.6k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $46,306. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Indiana County, PA declined from 87,491 to 86,551, a -1.07% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,118 to $46,306, a 2.63% increase.

The population of Indiana County, PA is 93.9% White Alone, 2.16% Black or African American Alone, and 1.27% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Indiana County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Indiana County, PA are Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (3,437 degrees awarded in 2016), Wyotech-Blairsville (549 degrees), and Indiana County Technology Center (41 degrees).

The median property value in Indiana County, PA is $111,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Indiana County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Indiana County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Indiana County, PA employs 38.5k people. The largest industries in Indiana County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,021 people), Retail Trade (4,996 people), and Educational Services (4,435 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,193), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,756), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,347).

Median household income in Indiana County, PA is $46,306. Males in Indiana 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 Indiana County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,306

2017 value

± $1,207

2.63%

1 Year Growth

± 3.7%

Households in Indiana County, PA have a median annual income of $46,306, 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 $45,118 in 2016, which represents a 2.63% 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Indiana 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 9608

  2. Census Tract 9605

  3. Census Tract 9606

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Indiana County, PA was Census Tract 9608 with a value of $66,661, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $65,391 and $59,034.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Indiana County, PA (13.4k out of 80.7k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    12,528 ± 664

  2. Black

    356 ± 161

  3. Two Or More

    318 ± 153

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,144

-0.166%

1 Year decline

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Indiana County, PA declined at a rate of -0.166%, from 38.6k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Indiana County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,012 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,747 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,991 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Indiana County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Indiana County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,012 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,747 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,991 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Indiana County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.56 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.46 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Indiana County, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,484), Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($54,883), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($51,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.5k

2017 Value

± 1,144

-0.166%

1 Year decline

± 4.15%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Indiana County, PA declined at a rate of -0.166%, from 38.6k employees to 38.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Indiana County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,021 people), Retail Trade (4,996 people), and Educational Services (4,435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Indiana County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Indiana 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 Indiana County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,021 people), Retail Trade (4,996 people), and Educational Services (4,435 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Indiana County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.92 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Indiana County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,193), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,756), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,347).

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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. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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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 Indiana County, PA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Indiana County, PA see 1812 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.98% decrease from the previous year (1907 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2699 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 350 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

1,812 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Indiana County, PA see an average of 1,812 patients per year. This represents a 4.98% decrease from the previous year (1,907 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

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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

9.83%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

13.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Indiana County, PA declined by 10.3% from 11% to 9.83%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Indiana County, PA is home to a population of 86.6k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.78% of Indiana County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.54k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Indiana County, PA is composed of 81.3k White Alone residents (93.9%), 1.87k Black or African American Alone residents (2.16%), 1.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.27%), 1.09k Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 941 Asian Alone residents (1.09%), 172 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.199%), 76 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0878%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00347%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Indiana County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Indiana County, PA was 39.7. 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 Indiana County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Indiana County, PA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.54k people

1.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.49k people

As of 2017, 1.78% of Indiana County, PA residents (1.54k 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 Indiana County, PA was 1.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Indiana County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Indiana County, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    81.3k ± 68

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.87k ± 142

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.1k ± 160

In 2017, there were 43.4 times more White Alone residents (81.3k people) in Indiana County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.87k Black or African American Alone and 1.1k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Indiana County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Indiana County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Indiana County, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,222 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    663 ± 144

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    659 ± 162

Indiana County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Indiana County, PA awarded 4,027 degrees. The student population of Indiana County, PA is skewed towards women, with 6,073 male students and 7,460 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Indiana County, PA are White (3,135 and 84.1%), followed by Black or African American (294 and 7.89%), Hispanic or Latino (104 and 2.79%), and Unknown (76 and 2.04%).

The largest universities in Indiana County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus (3,437 and 85.3%), Wyotech-Blairsville (549 and 13.6%), and Indiana County Technology Center (41 and 1.02%).

The most popular majors in Indiana County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (387 and 9.61%), Criminology (287 and 7.13%), and Automobile Mechanics Technology (205 and 5.09%).

The median tuition costs in Indiana County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,430 and $18,096 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 258 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Indiana County, PA was Criminology with 258 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,437 degrees awarded

  2. 549 degrees awarded

  3. 41 degrees awarded

$8,430

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Indiana County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus with 3,437 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,032

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,995

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,032 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Indiana County, PA, which is 1.02 times more than the 1,995 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

    3,135 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    294 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    104 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Indiana County, PA were to White students. These 3,135 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 294 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Indiana County, PA was $111,200 in 2017, which is 0.511 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $107,600 to $111,200, a 3.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Indiana County, PA is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Indiana County, PA have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Indiana 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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$46,306

Median Household Income

± $1,207

34k

Number of Households

± 1,008

In 2017, the median household income of the 34k households in Indiana County, PA grew to $46,306 from the previous year's value of $45,118.

The following chart displays the households in Indiana 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

$111,200

2017 Median

± $2,856

$107,600

2016 Median

± $3,268

In 2017, the median property value in Indiana County, PA grew to to $111,200 from the previous year's value of $107,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Indiana 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 Indiana County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Indiana County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Indiana County, PA have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Indiana County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.42%

  3. Walked

    5.19%

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

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