Lawnton, PA

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Population

3,993

3.53% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$59,135

0.179% decline

Poverty Rate

4.17%


Number of Employees

2,003

0.1% growth

Median Property Value

$158,100

0.252% decline

About

In 2017, Lawnton, PA had a population of 3.99k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $59,135. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawnton, PA grew from 3,857 to 3,993, a 3.53% increase and its median household income declined from $59,241 to $59,135, a -0.179% decrease.

The population of Lawnton, PA is 54.8% White Alone, 22.7% Black or African American Alone, and 10.9% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lawnton, PA speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawnton, PA are Brightwood Career Institute-Harrisburg (137 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lawnton, PA is $158,100, and the homeownership rate is 64.2%. Most people in Lawnton, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawnton, PA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lawnton, PA employs 2k people. The largest industries in Lawnton, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (316 people), Manufacturing (291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (204 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,154), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,577), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,208).

Median household income in Lawnton, PA is $59,135. Males in Lawnton, 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 Lawnton, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,135

2017 value

± $8,495

-0.179%

1 Year Growth

± 17.3%

Households in Lawnton, PA have a median annual income of $59,135, 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 $59,241 in 2016, which represents a -0.179% 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 Lawnton, 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 227.01

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawnton, PA was Census Tract 227.01 with a value of $54,519, 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

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawnton, PA (166 out of 3.98k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    102 ± 86

  2. White

    91 ± 73

  3. Two Or More

    50 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawnton, PA is Hispanic, followed by White 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

2k

2017 Value

± 285

0.1%

1 Year growth

± 20.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawnton, PA grew at a rate of 0.1%, from 2k employees to 2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawnton, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (372 people), Production Occupations (201 people), and Management Occupations (185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawnton, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawnton, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (372 people), Production Occupations (201 people), and Management Occupations (185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawnton, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.33 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.2 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawnton, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,321), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,635), and Community & Social Service Occupations ($58,309).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2k

2017 Value

± 285

0.1%

1 Year growth

± 20.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawnton, PA grew at a rate of 0.1%, from 2k employees to 2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawnton, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (316 people), Manufacturing (291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawnton, PA, though some of these residents may live in Lawnton, 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 Lawnton, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (316 people), Manufacturing (291 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawnton, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.63 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.74 times), and Public Administration (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawnton, PA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,154), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,577), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,208).

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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).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

90.9% of the population of Lawnton, PA has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.328% on military or VA plans.

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

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.14%

Uninsured

55.3%

Employer Coverage

11.2%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.328%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawnton, PA declined by 12.7% from 10.5% to 9.14%.

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

Lawnton, PA is home to a population of 3.99k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.69% of Lawnton, PA residents were born outside of the country (387 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lawnton, PA is composed of 2.19k White Alone residents (54.8%), 907 Black or African American Alone residents (22.7%), 434 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.9%), 397 Asian Alone residents (9.94%), 66 Two or More Races residents (1.65%), 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 Lawnton, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawnton, PA was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Lawnton, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lawnton, PA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

387 people

7.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

274 people

As of 2017, 9.69% of Lawnton, PA residents (387 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 Lawnton, PA was 7.1%, 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

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Lawnton, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawnton, PA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.19k ± 255

  2. Black or African American Alone

    907 ± 233

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    434 ± 225

In 2017, there were 2.41 times more White Alone residents (2.19k people) in Lawnton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 907 Black or African American Alone and 434 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 Lawnton, PA as a share of the total population.

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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 Lawnton, 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 Lawnton, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lawnton, 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

    95 ± 48

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    38 ± 37

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    31 ± 34

Lawnton, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lawnton, PA awarded 137 degrees. The student population of Lawnton, PA is skewed towards women, with 13 male students and 103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawnton, PA are White (47 and 34.3%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 25.5%), Hispanic or Latino (35 and 25.5%), and Asian (12 and 8.76%).

The largest universities in Lawnton, PA by number of degrees awarded are Brightwood Career Institute-Harrisburg (137 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lawnton, PA are Medical Assistant (110 and 80.3%), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (17 and 12.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (8 and 5.84%).

The median tuition costs in Lawnton, 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. 110 degrees awarded

  2. 17 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lawnton, PA was Medical Assistant with 110 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

137 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lawnton, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brightwood Career Institute-Harrisburg with 137 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17

Degrees Awarded to Men

120

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawnton, PA, which is 0.142 times less than the 120 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

    47 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    35 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lawnton, PA were to White students. These 47 degrees mean that there were 1.34 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawnton, PA was $158,100 in 2017, which is 0.727 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,500 to $158,100, a 0.252% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lawnton, PA is 64.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawnton, PA have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawnton, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$59,135

Median Household Income

± $8,495

1.66k

Number of Households

± 245

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.66k households in Lawnton, PA declined from $59,135 from the previous year's value of $59,241.

The following chart displays the households in Lawnton, 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

$158,100

2017 Median

± $6,499

$158,500

2016 Median

± $7,318

In 2017, the median property value in Lawnton, PA declined from to $158,100 from the previous year's value of $158,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lawnton, 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 Lawnton, 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 Lawnton, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawnton, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

64.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.2% of the housing units in Lawnton, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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

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Commute Time

20 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawnton, PA have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Lawnton, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.4%

  3. Taxi

    1.79%

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

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