Lebanon County, PA

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Population

137,616

0.486% growth

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$57,698

2.68% growth

Poverty Rate

10.5%


Number of Employees

65,970

0.248% growth

Median Property Value

$166,600

1.03% growth

About

In 2017, Lebanon County, PA had a population of 138k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $57,698. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lebanon County, PA grew from 136,950 to 137,616, a 0.486% increase and its median household income grew from $56,191 to $57,698, a 2.68% increase.

The population of Lebanon County, PA is 83.4% White Alone, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.83% Black or African American Alone. 10.8% of the people in Lebanon County, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lebanon County, PA are Lebanon Valley College (561 degrees awarded in 2016), Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School (108 degrees), and Evangelical Theological Seminary (27 degrees).

The median property value in Lebanon County, PA is $166,600, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Lebanon County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lebanon County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lebanon County, PA employs 66k people. The largest industries in Lebanon County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,304 people), Manufacturing (9,703 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,977), Public Administration ($49,613), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,043).

Median household income in Lebanon County, PA is $57,698. Males in Lebanon 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 Lebanon County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,698

2017 value

± $1,688

2.68%

1 Year Growth

± 3.81%

Households in Lebanon County, PA have a median annual income of $57,698, 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 $56,191 in 2016, which represents a 2.68% 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 Lebanon County, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lebanon County, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Lebanon County, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lebanon 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 42

  2. Census Tract 32

  3. Census Tract 38

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lebanon County, PA was Census Tract 42 with a value of $74,044, followed by Census Tract 32 and Census Tract 38, with respective values of $71,484 and $69,838.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lebanon County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lebanon County, PA (14.1k out of 134k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    9,709 ± 665

  2. Hispanic

    5,080 ± 494

  3. Other

    3,383 ± 450

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lebanon County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

66k

2017 Value

± 1,625

0.248%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lebanon County, PA grew at a rate of 0.248%, from 65.8k employees to 66k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lebanon County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,333 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,492 people), and Production Occupations (5,651 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lebanon County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lebanon County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,333 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,492 people), and Production Occupations (5,651 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lebanon County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.9 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.61 times), and Production Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lebanon County, PA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($71,538), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,353), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,677).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66k

2017 Value

± 1,625

0.248%

1 Year growth

± 3.47%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lebanon County, PA grew at a rate of 0.248%, from 65.8k employees to 66k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lebanon County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,304 people), Manufacturing (9,703 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lebanon County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Lebanon 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 Lebanon County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,304 people), Manufacturing (9,703 people), and Retail Trade (8,129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lebanon County, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.66 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.45 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lebanon County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,977), Public Administration ($49,613), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($48,043).

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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

89.7% of the population of Lebanon County, PA has health coverage, with 48.5% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lebanon County, PA see 1651 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.55% decrease from the previous year (1748 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2204 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 437 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

1,651 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lebanon County, PA see an average of 1,651 patients per year. This represents a 5.55% decrease from the previous year (1,748 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%

Uninsured

48.5%

Employer Coverage

13.7%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.55%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lebanon County, PA declined by 4.72% from 10.8% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lebanon County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lebanon County, PA is home to a population of 138k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.82% of Lebanon County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lebanon County, PA is composed of 115k White Alone residents (83.4%), 16.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 2.51k Black or African American Alone residents (1.83%), 1.77k Asian Alone residents (1.28%), 1.63k Two or More Races residents (1.18%), 103 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0748%), 80 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0581%), and 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0225%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lebanon County, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,058 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (1,337 speakers), and Russian (504 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lebanon County, PA was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Lebanon County, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Lebanon County, PA residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.82%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.82% of Lebanon County, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lebanon County, PA was 3.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Lebanon County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lebanon County, PA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    115k ± 89

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16.8k ± 1.1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.51k ± 284

In 2017, there were 6.83 times more White Alone residents (115k people) in Lebanon County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.8k Hispanic or Latino and 2.51k 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 Lebanon County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9,058 speakers (7.11%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    1,337 speakers (1.05%)

  3. Russian

    504 speakers (0.396%)

10.8% of Lebanon County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Lebanon County, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.11% of the overall population of Lebanon County, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.05% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.396% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,288 ± 305

  2. Korea

    1,176 ± 174

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,142 ± 206

Lebanon County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lebanon County, PA awarded 722 degrees. The student population of Lebanon County, PA is skewed towards women, with 968 male students and 1,256 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lebanon County, PA are White (607 and 84.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 6.23%), Black or African American (22 and 3.05%), and Unknown (16 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Lebanon County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lebanon Valley College (561 and 77.7%), Lebanon County Area Vocational Technical School (108 and 15%), and Evangelical Theological Seminary (27 and 3.74%).

The most popular majors in Lebanon County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (98 and 13.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (79 and 10.9%), and General Health Services (45 and 6.23%).

The median tuition costs in Lebanon County, PA are $39,410 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lebanon County, PA was General Health Services with 45 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 561 degrees awarded

  2. 108 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$39,410

Median Private

In 2016, the Lebanon County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lebanon Valley College with 561 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

270

Degrees Awarded to Men

452

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 270 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lebanon County, PA, which is 0.597 times less than the 452 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

    607 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lebanon County, PA were to White students. These 607 degrees mean that there were 13.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lebanon County, PA was $166,600 in 2017, which is 0.766 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,900 to $166,600, a 1.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Lebanon County, PA is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lebanon County, PA have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lebanon 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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$57,698

Median Household Income

± $1,688

52.8k

Number of Households

± 1,399

In 2017, the median household income of the 52.8k households in Lebanon County, PA grew to $57,698 from the previous year's value of $56,191.

The following chart displays the households in Lebanon 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

$166,600

2017 Median

± $2,077

$164,900

2016 Median

± $1,953

In 2017, the median property value in Lebanon County, PA grew to to $166,600 from the previous year's value of $164,900.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Lebanon County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lebanon County, PA have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Lebanon County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.97%

  3. Walked

    4.25%

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

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