Lewistown, PA

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Population

8,264

0.434% decline

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$35,417

14.3% growth

Poverty Rate

22.8%


Number of Employees

3,691

8.81% growth

Median Property Value

$75,400

7.71% growth

About

In 2017, Lewistown, PA had a population of 8.26k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $35,417. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lewistown, PA declined from 8,300 to 8,264, a -0.434% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,993 to $35,417, a 14.3% increase.

The population of Lewistown, PA is 93.7% White Alone, 2.98% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.55% Two or More Races. 5.42% of the people in Lewistown, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lewistown, PA is $75,400, and the homeownership rate is 44.8%. Most people in Lewistown, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lewistown, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lewistown, PA employs 3.69k people. The largest industries in Lewistown, PA are Manufacturing (977 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (431 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($46,429), Information ($45,493), and Public Administration ($42,000).

Median household income in Lewistown, PA is $35,417. 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

$35,417

2017 value

± $5,363

14.3%

1 Year Growth

± 15.2%

Households in Lewistown, PA have a median annual income of $35,417, 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 $30,993 in 2016, which represents a 14.3% 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.

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 9609

  2. Census Tract 9608

  3. Census Tract 9607

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lewistown, PA was Census Tract 9609 with a value of $32,500, followed by Census Tract 9608 and Census Tract 9607, with respective values of $32,083 and $27,169.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lewistown, PA (1.82k out of 7.99k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,808 ± 280

  2. Hispanic

    17 ± 75

  3. Two Or More

    16 ± 76

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

3.69k

2017 Value

± 365

8.81%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewistown, PA grew at a rate of 8.81%, from 3.39k employees to 3.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lewistown, PA, are Production Occupations (548 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (506 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (364 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 Production Occupations (548 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (506 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (364 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewistown, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.56 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lewistown, PA, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($51,442), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.69k

2017 Value

± 365

8.81%

1 Year growth

± 12.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lewistown, PA grew at a rate of 8.81%, from 3.39k employees to 3.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lewistown, PA, are Manufacturing (977 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (431 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 (977 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (647 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (431 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lewistown, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.61 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.59 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lewistown, PA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($46,429), Information ($45,493), and Public Administration ($42,000).

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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

93.4% of the population of Lewistown, PA has health coverage, with 35% on employee plans, 36.7% on Medicaid, 8.84% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.06% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place 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%).

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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

6.57%

Uninsured

35%

Employer Coverage

36.7%

Medicaid

8.84%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.06%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lewistown, PA declined by 30.2% from 9.41% to 6.57%.

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 8.26k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.532% of Lewistown, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Lewistown, PA is composed of 7.74k White Alone residents (93.7%), 246 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.98%), 128 Two or More Races residents (1.55%), 97 Black or African American Alone residents (1.17%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.351%), 15 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.182%), 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0726%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0242%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lewistown, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (227 speakers), Korean (83 speakers), and German (27 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

52

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 33.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lewistown, PA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Lewistown, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Lewistown, PA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.532%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.98%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.532% 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 1.98%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% 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 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.74k ± 144

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    246 ± 125

  3. Two or More Races

    128 ± 56.3

In 2017, there were 31.5 times more White Alone residents (7.74k people) in Lewistown, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 246 Hispanic or Latino and 128 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    227 speakers (2.99%)

  2. Korean

    83 speakers (1.09%)

  3. German

    27 speakers (0.356%)

5.42% 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 Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.99% of the overall population of Lewistown, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.09% speak Korean and 0.356% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    231 ± 87

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    53 ± 32

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    37 ± 48

Lewistown, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lewistown, PA was $75,400 in 2017, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,000 to $75,400, a 7.71% increase. The homeownership rate in Lewistown, PA is 44.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lewistown, PA have an average commute time of 22.8 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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$35,417

Median Household Income

± $5,363

3.59k

Number of Households

± 364

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.59k households in Lewistown, PA grew to $35,417 from the previous year's value of $30,993.

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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$75,400

2017 Median

± $9,511

$70,000

2016 Median

± $7,533

In 2017, the median property value in Lewistown, PA grew to to $75,400 from the previous year's value of $70,000.

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 $60k - $70k 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

44.8%

2017 Homeownership

44.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.8% of the housing units in Lewistown, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lewistown, PA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% 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

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.87%

  3. Walked

    5.12%

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

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