Messiah College, PA

Census Place

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2022 Population
2,246
7.21% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
19.9
0.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Employed Population
1,464
9.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Messiah College, PA had a population of 2.25k people with a median age of 19.9 and a median household income of N/A. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Messiah College, PA grew from 2,095 to 2,246, a 7.21% increase and its median household income N/A from N/A to N/A, a N/A% N/A.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Messiah College, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%), White (Hispanic) (4.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.05%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%).

None of the households in Messiah College, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Messiah College, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Messiah College, PA are Messiah University (923 degrees awarded in 2022).

Most people in Messiah College, PA walked to work, and the average commute time was 7.09 minutes. The average car ownership in Messiah College, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Messiah College, PA is home to a population of 2.25k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.81% of Messiah College, PA residents were born outside of the country (108 people).

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.8k people) in Messiah College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 121 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 110 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Messiah College, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Messiah College, PA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Messiah College, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.8k ± 89
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    121 ± 77
  3. White (Hispanic)
    110 ± 74
6.9%
Hispanic Population
155 people

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.8k people) in Messiah College, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 121 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 110 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.9% of the people in Messiah College, PA are hispanic (155 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.81%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
108 people
3.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
77 people

As of 2022, 4.81% of Messiah College, PA residents (108 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Messiah College, PA was 3.68%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 19
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 16
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 19

Messiah College, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), NaNN times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Messiah College, PA employs 1.46k people. The largest industries in Messiah College, PA are Educational Services (533 people), Accommodation & Food Services (413 people), and Retail Trade (139 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($8,000), Other Services Except Public Administration ($7,537), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($6,250).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.46k
2022 Value
± 246
9.42%
1 Year growth
± 22.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Messiah College, PA grew at a rate of 9.42%, from 1.34k employees to 1.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Messiah College, PA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (512 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (242 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Messiah College, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.46k
2022 Value
± 246
9.42%
1 Year growth
± 22.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Messiah College, PA grew at a rate of 9.42%, from 1.34k employees to 1.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Messiah College, PA, are Educational Services (533 people), Accommodation & Food Services (413 people), and Retail Trade (139 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Messiah College, PA, though some of these residents may live in Messiah College, 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

$5,898
Median earning men ± $1,313
$4,883
Median earning women ± $782

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($8,375), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($5,925), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($4,846).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Retail Trade ($6,333), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($5,291), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($4,640).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 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
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Messiah College, PA awarded 923 degrees. The student population of Messiah College, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,198 male students and 2,033 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Messiah College, PA are White (755 and 85.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (39 and 4.41%), Black or African American (33 and 3.73%), and Asian (27 and 3.05%).

The largest universities in Messiah College, PA by number of degrees awarded are Messiah University (923 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Messiah College, PA are Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (86 and 9.32%), General Business Administration & Management (54 and 5.85%), and General Music Performance (40 and 4.33%).

The median tuition cost in Messiah College, PA for private four year colleges is $38,550.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Messiah College, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,231 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,231 students enrolled in Messiah College, PA, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,519 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Messiah College, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
923 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Messiah University with 923 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 323 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Messiah College, PA, which is 0.538 times less than the 600 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 755 degrees mean that there were 19.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 39 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 ($38,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($940) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

People in Messiah College, PA have an average commute time of 7.09 minutes, and they walked to work. Car ownership in Messiah College, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income by Location

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

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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.
N/A
Median Household Income
± N/A
3
Number of Households
± 41

In N/A, the median household income of the 3 households in Messiah College, PA N/A N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following chart displays the households in Messiah College, 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 $25k - $30k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Messiah College, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Walked (71%)
  2. Drove Alone (17.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.1%)

In 2022, 71% of workers in Messiah College, PA walked to work, followed by those who drove alone to work (17.1%) and those who worked at home (11.1%).

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Commute Time

7.09 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Messiah College, PA have a shorter commute time (7.09 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Messiah College, 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 Messiah College, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Messiah College, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

0% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Messiah College, PA (0 out of 5 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Messiah College, PA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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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Health

98.8% of the population of Messiah College, PA has health coverage, with 84.7% on employee plans, 3.92% on Medicaid, 0.445% on Medicare, 6.99% on non-group plans, and 2.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, PA see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1108 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1383 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,121 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cumberland County, PA

Primary care physicians in Cumberland County, PA see an average of 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 1.17% increase from the previous year (1,108 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 75.7% between 18 and 34 years, 0.089% between 35 and 64 years, and 0.134% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.2% were men and 55.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.25%
Uninsured
84.7%
Employer Coverage
3.92%
Medicaid
0.445%
Medicare
6.99%
Non-Group
2.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Messiah College, PA grew by 0.452% from 1.24% to 1.25%.

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