Lewistown, PA

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Population

46,452

0.285% decline

Median Age

43.6


Median Household Income

$46,286

10.2% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

20,884

3.91% growth

Median Property Value

$103,700

4.01% growth

About

In 2017, Lewistown, PA had a population of 46.5k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $46,286. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewistown, PA declined from 46,585 to 46,452, a -0.285% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,019 to $46,286, a 10.2% increase.

The population of Lewistown, PA is 96.1% White Alone, 1.44% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.07% Two or More Races. 8.86% of the people in Lewistown, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lewistown, PA are Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology (27 degrees awarded in 2016) and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing (18 degrees).

The median property value in Lewistown, PA is $103,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Lewistown, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewistown, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lewistown, PA employs 20.9k people. The largest industries in Lewistown, PA are Manufacturing (4,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,663 people), and Retail Trade (2,456 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,265), Utilities ($46,750), and Information ($45,260).

Median household income in Lewistown, PA is $46,286. Males in Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,286

2017 value

± $1,795

10.2%

1 Year Growth

± 5.21%

Households in Lewistown, PA have a median annual income of $46,286, 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 $42,019 in 2016, which represents a 10.2% 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 Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewistown, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewistown, PA (6.13k out of 45.5k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    5,982 ± 437

  2. Hispanic

    203 ± 112

  3. Two Or More

    77 ± 110

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

20.9k

2017 Value

± 816

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 5.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewistown, PA grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 20.1k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewistown, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,417 people), Production Occupations (2,395 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,495 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lewistown, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lewistown, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,417 people), Production Occupations (2,395 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,495 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lewistown, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.7 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.07 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewistown, PA, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($90,417), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,667), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,561).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20.9k

2017 Value

± 816

3.91%

1 Year growth

± 5.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewistown, PA grew at a rate of 3.91%, from 20.1k employees to 20.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewistown, PA, are Manufacturing (4,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,663 people), and Retail Trade (2,456 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lewistown, PA, though some of these residents may live in Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,766 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,663 people), and Retail Trade (2,456 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lewistown, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.25 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.05 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewistown, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($49,265), Utilities ($46,750), and Information ($45,260).

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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

87.4% of the population of Lewistown, PA has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

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

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

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

12.6%

Uninsured

40.1%

Employer Coverage

19%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

0.892%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewistown, PA declined by 7.8% from 13.6% to 12.6%.

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

Lewistown, PA is home to a population of 46.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.03% of Lewistown, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewistown, PA is composed of 44.7k White Alone residents (96.1%), 670 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.44%), 498 Two or More Races residents (1.07%), 300 Black or African American Alone residents (0.646%), 262 Asian Alone residents (0.564%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.084%), 27 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0581%), and 4 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00861%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewistown, PA are Other West Germanic Languages (2,905 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (368 speakers), and German (243 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewistown, PA was 43.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Lewistown, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lewistown, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.03% of Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, PA was 1.02%, 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 Lewistown, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Lewistown, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Lewistown, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lewistown, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.7k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    670 ± 155

  3. Two or More Races

    498 ± 106

In 2017, there were 66.6 times more White Alone residents (44.7k people) in Lewistown, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 670 Hispanic or Latino and 498 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lewistown, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other West Germanic Languages

    2,905 speakers (6.63%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    368 speakers (0.839%)

  3. German

    243 speakers (0.554%)

8.86% of Lewistown, 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 Lewistown, PA was Other West Germanic Languages. 6.63% of the overall population of Lewistown, PA are native Other West Germanic Languages speakers. 0.839% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.554% speak Other West Germanic Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,365 ± 194

  2. Korea

    493 ± 117

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    423 ± 90

Lewistown, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lewistown, PA awarded 45 degrees. The student population of Lewistown, PA is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 86 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lewistown, PA are White (44 and 97.8%), followed by Two or More Races (1 and 2.22%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lewistown, PA by number of degrees awarded are Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology (27 and 60%) and Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing (18 and 40%).

The most popular majors in Lewistown, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (27 and 60%) and Registered Nursing (18 and 40%).

The median tuition costs in Lewistown, 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. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lewistown, PA was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 27 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lewistown, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology with 27 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6

Degrees Awarded to Men

39

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lewistown, PA, which is 0.154 times less than the 39 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

    44 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lewistown, PA were to White students. These 44 degrees mean that there were 44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewistown, PA was $103,700 in 2017, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $103,700, a 4.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewistown, PA is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewistown, PA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lewistown, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,286

Median Household Income

± $1,795

18.9k

Number of Households

± 778

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Lewistown, PA grew to $46,286 from the previous year's value of $42,019.

The following chart displays the households in Lewistown, 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

$103,700

2017 Median

± $5,696

$99,700

2016 Median

± $3,633

In 2017, the median property value in Lewistown, PA grew to to $103,700 from the previous year's value of $99,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lewistown, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lewistown, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Lewistown, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.2%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewistown, PA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Lewistown, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lewistown, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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