Mercer County PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
110,519
0.896% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
45
0.671% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
3.47% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,529
0.329% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$123,600
2.06% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
44,927
2.53% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Mercer County PUMA, PA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $50,529. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mercer County PUMA, PA declined from 111,518 to 110,519, a −0.896% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,696 to $50,529, a −0.329% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mercer County PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), White (Hispanic) (0.825%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.743%).

4.01% of the households in Mercer County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.5% of the residents in Mercer County PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Grove City College (578 degrees awarded in 2020), Thiel College (137 degrees), and Laurel Technical Institute (215992) (100 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Mercer County PUMA, PA was $123,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.8%.

Most people in Mercer County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mercer County PUMA, PA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.46% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.62k people).

In 2020, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.3k people) in Mercer County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (1,360 households), Spanish (893 households), and German (559 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
55,678
Women
50.4%
54,766
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 110,444 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

99.5%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.5% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mercer County PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99.3k ± 157
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.5k ± 271
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.93k ± 345
1.52%
Hispanic Population
1.68k people

In 2020, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99.3k people) in Mercer County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.93k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.52% of the people in Mercer County PUMA, PA are hispanic (1.68k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    446 ± 517 people
  2. Mexico
    217 ± 361 people
  3. Italy
    176 ± 325 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA was China, the natal country of 446 Mercer County PUMA, PA residents, followed by Mexico with 217 and Italy with 176.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.62k people
1.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.66k people

As of 2020, 1.46% of Mercer County PUMA, PA residents (1.62k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    1,360 households (1.29%)
  2. Spanish
    893 households (0.849%)
  3. German
    559 households (0.532%)

4.01% of the households in Mercer County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Mercer County PUMA, PA was Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages. 1.29% of the households in Mercer County PUMA, PA reported speaking Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,089 ± 279
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,177 ± 210
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,061 ± 254

Mercer County PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Mercer County PUMA, PA employs 44.9k people. The largest industries in Mercer County PUMA, PA are Restaurants & Food Services (2,691 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,679 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,652 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($114,818), Architectural, engineering & related services ($102,569), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($95,572).

Males in Mercer County PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,609. The income inequality in Mercer County PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,248
Women
49.5%
22,679
Men
50.5%

The workforce of Mercer County PUMA, PA in 2020 was 44,927 people, with 49.5% woman, and 50.5% men.

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Occupations

44.9k
2020 Value
−2.53%
1 Year decline
± −2.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −2.53%, from 46.1k employees to 44.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mercer County PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,470 people), Registered nurses (1,447 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.9k
2020 Value
−2.53%
1 Year decline
± −2.53%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −2.53%, from 46.1k employees to 44.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mercer County PUMA, PA, are Restaurants & Food Services (2,691 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,679 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,652 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mercer County PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Mercer County PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,776
Median earning men ± $1,340
$27,129
Median earning women ± $1,015

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,750), Information ($52,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,783).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($43,480), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,774), and Wholesale Trade ($34,792).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA awarded 857 degrees. The student population of Mercer County PUMA, PA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 1,635 male students and 1,564 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA are White (785 and 92.1%), followed by Black or African American (23 and 2.7%), Two or More Races (21 and 2.46%), and Hispanic or Latino (15 and 1.76%).

The largest universities in Mercer County PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Grove City College (578 and 67.4%), Thiel College (137 and 16%), and Laurel Technical Institute (215992) (100 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Mercer County PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (70 and 8.17%), Mechanical Engineering (62 and 7.23%), and Accounting (43 and 5.02%).

The median tuition cost in Mercer County PUMA, PA for private four year colleges is $25,310.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Mercer County PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,199 (51.1% men and 48.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,199 students enrolled in Mercer County PUMA, PA, 51.1% men and 48.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,760 records, of which 49.3% were women and 50.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 70 degree-majors awarded
  2. 62 degree-majors awarded
  3. 43 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mercer County PUMA, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 70 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 578 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 100 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grove City College with 578 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 393 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mercer County PUMA, PA, which is 0.847 times less than the 464 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 785 degrees mean that there were 34.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 23 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($25,310) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($1,946) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,113) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.447% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.392% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Mercer County PUMA, PA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (37.7k), Some college (16.2k), and Secondary Education (13.5k).

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The median property value in Mercer County PUMA, PA was $123,600 in 2020, which is 0.538 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $121,100 to $123,600, a 2.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Mercer County PUMA, PA is 71.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mercer County PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 21.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mercer County PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mercer County PUMA, PA is $50,529. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Mercer County PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

Property

$123,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,505
$33,620
Median Property Taxes
±$1,109

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Rent vs Own

71.8%
Homeownership
2020
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.8% of the housing units in Mercer County PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mercer County PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,529
Median Household Income
± $1,673
46.8k
Number of Households
± 1,339

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.8k households in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined from $50,529 from the previous year's value of $50,696.

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Wage Distribution

0.422
2020 Wage GINI in Mercer County PUMA, PA
0.433
2019 Wage GINI in Mercer County PUMA, PA

In 2020, the income inequality in Mercer County PUMA, PA was 0.422 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.49% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Mercer County PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mercer County PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.89%)

In 2018, 81.6% of workers in Mercer County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.49%) and those who worked at home (4.89%).

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Commute Time

21.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mercer County PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (21.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Mercer County PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mercer County PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mercer County PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mercer County PUMA, PA (14.9k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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

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93.6% of the population of Mercer County PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 45.8% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.38%
Uninsured
45.8%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mercer County PUMA, PA declined by 18.7% from 7.85% to 6.38%.

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