Northumberland County, PA

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Population

93,038

0.59% decline

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$44,534

1.91% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

41,505

1.19% growth

Median Property Value

$112,300

2.84% growth

About

In 2017, Northumberland County, PA had a population of 93k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $44,534. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Northumberland County, PA declined from 93,590 to 93,038, a -0.59% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,701 to $44,534, a 1.91% increase.

The population of Northumberland County, PA is 93% White Alone, 3.16% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.45% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Northumberland County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northumberland County, PA are Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury (68 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Northumberland County, PA is $112,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Northumberland County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Northumberland County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Northumberland County, PA employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Northumberland County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,212 people), Manufacturing (6,223 people), and Retail Trade (5,024 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,789), Public Administration ($48,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,188).

Median household income in Northumberland County, PA is $44,534. Males in Northumberland 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 Northumberland County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,534

2017 value

± $1,601

1.91%

1 Year Growth

± 4.59%

Households in Northumberland County, PA have a median annual income of $44,534, 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 $43,701 in 2016, which represents a 1.91% 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Northumberland 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 807

  2. Census Tract 819

  3. Census Tract 808

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northumberland County, PA was Census Tract 807 with a value of $69,948, followed by Census Tract 819 and Census Tract 808, with respective values of $56,897 and $55,989.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northumberland County, PA (12.8k out of 88.9k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males 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

    11,904 ± 680

  2. Hispanic

    935 ± 188

  3. Black

    369 ± 148

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

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

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,151

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northumberland County, PA grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 41k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northumberland County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,675 people), Production Occupations (3,365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northumberland County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northumberland County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,675 people), Production Occupations (3,365 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,152 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northumberland County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.55 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.94 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northumberland County, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,173), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,650), and Legal Occupations ($60,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,151

1.19%

1 Year growth

± 3.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Northumberland County, PA grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 41k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northumberland County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,212 people), Manufacturing (6,223 people), and Retail Trade (5,024 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northumberland County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Northumberland 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 Northumberland County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,212 people), Manufacturing (6,223 people), and Retail Trade (5,024 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Northumberland County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.09 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.7 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northumberland County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,789), Public Administration ($48,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,188).

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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. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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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

92.9% of the population of Northumberland County, PA has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Northumberland County, PA see 2391 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.747% decrease from the previous year (2409 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2571 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3191 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

2,391 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Northumberland County, PA see an average of 2,391 patients per year. This represents a 0.747% decrease from the previous year (2,409 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Northumberland 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

7.1%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northumberland County, PA declined by 15.8% from 8.44% to 7.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northumberland 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%.

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Diversity

Northumberland County, PA is home to a population of 93k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.17% of Northumberland County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Northumberland County, PA is composed of 86.5k White Alone residents (93%), 2.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.16%), 2.28k Black or African American Alone residents (2.45%), 702 Two or More Races residents (0.755%), 323 Asian Alone residents (0.347%), 151 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.162%), 109 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), and 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0118%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northumberland County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Northumberland County, PA was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Northumberland County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Northumberland County, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.09k people

1.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.25k people

As of 2017, 1.17% of Northumberland County, PA residents (1.09k people) 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 Northumberland County, PA was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Northumberland County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Northumberland County, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    86.5k ± 58

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.94k ± 361

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.28k ± 139

In 2017, there were 29.4 times more White Alone residents (86.5k people) in Northumberland County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.94k Hispanic or Latino and 2.28k 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 Northumberland County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Northumberland County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Northumberland County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Northumberland County, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,603 ± 220

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    787 ± 173

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    785 ± 135

Northumberland County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Northumberland County, PA awarded 68 degrees. The student population of Northumberland County, PA is skewed towards men, with 91 male students and 5 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northumberland County, PA are White (65 and 95.6%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 2.94%), Two or More Races (1 and 1.47%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Northumberland County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury (68 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Northumberland County, PA are Welding Technology (35 and 51.5%), Electrician (23 and 33.8%), and Carpenter (10 and 14.7%).

The median tuition costs in Northumberland County, 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. 35 degrees awarded

  2. 23 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Northumberland County, PA was Welding Technology with 35 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

68 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Northumberland County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury with 68 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

66

Degrees Awarded to Men

2

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 66 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northumberland County, PA, which is 33 times more than the 2 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

    65 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Northumberland County, PA were to White students. These 65 degrees mean that there were 32.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northumberland County, PA was $112,300 in 2017, which is 0.516 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $112,300, a 2.84% increase. The homeownership rate in Northumberland County, PA is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Northumberland County, PA have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northumberland 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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$44,534

Median Household Income

± $1,601

39.3k

Number of Households

± 1,109

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.3k households in Northumberland County, PA grew to $44,534 from the previous year's value of $43,701.

The following chart displays the households in Northumberland 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

$112,300

2017 Median

± $3,473

$109,200

2016 Median

± $3,551

In 2017, the median property value in Northumberland County, PA grew to to $112,300 from the previous year's value of $109,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Northumberland County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northumberland County, PA have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.15% of the workforce in Northumberland County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.84%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.78%

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

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