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0.59% decline
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2.28% growth
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0.36% decline
Median Property Value
2.37% growth

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The economy of Schuylkill County, PA employs 63,039 people. The economy of Schuylkill County, PA is specialized in Manufacturing; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.83; 1.58; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Schuylkill County, PA are Manufacturing (11,909), Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,961), and Retail trade (8,583), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,000), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,125), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($41,250).

Median household income in Schuylkill County, PA is $46,573. Males in Schuylkill County, PA have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,322. The income inequality of Schuylkill County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Schuylkill County, PA. In Schuylkill County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,921. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Schuylkill County, PA is home to a population of 145,503 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Schuylkill County, PA is composed of 133,944 White residents (92.1%), 5,219 Hispanic residents (3.59%), 3,782 Black residents (2.6%), 1,590 Two+ residents (1.09%), and 752 Asian residents (0.52%). The most common foreign languages in Schuylkill County, PA are Spanish (3,144 speakers), Other West Germanic (846 speakers), and German (368 speakers), but compared to other places, Schuylkill County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (846 speakers), Other Slavic (166 speakers), and Italian (304 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Schuylkill County, PA awarded 1,370 degrees. The student population of Schuylkill County, PA is skewed towards females, with 414 male students and 956 female students. Most students in Schuylkill County, PA are White (996 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (209 and 15.3%), Black or African American (100 and 7.3%), and Unknown (28 and 2.04%). The largest universities in Schuylkill County, PA by number of graduates are McCann School of Business & Technology (1,138 and 83.1%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill (115 and 8.39%), and Schuylkill Technology Center (61 and 4.45%). The most popular majors in Schuylkill County, PA are Medical Assistant (248 and 18.1%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (98 and 7.15%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (96 and 7.01%). The median tuition costs in Schuylkill County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,174 and $20,608 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Schuylkill County, PA is $95,200, which is 0.46 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $93,000 to $95,200, a 2.37% increase. The homeownership rate of Schuylkill County, PA is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Schuylkill County, PA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Schuylkill County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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