Venango County, PA

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Population

52,880

1.08% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$46,487

5.93% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

22,971

0.222% decline

Median Property Value

$85,000

2.78% growth

About

In 2017, Venango County, PA had a population of 52.9k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $46,487. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Venango County, PA declined from 53,460 to 52,880, a -1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,885 to $46,487, a 5.93% increase.

The population of Venango County, PA is 96.1% White Alone, 1.54% Two or More Races, and 1.09% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Venango County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Venango County, PA are Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (43 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Venango County, PA is $85,000, and the homeownership rate is 74.8%. Most people in Venango County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Venango County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Venango County, PA employs 23k people. The largest industries in Venango County, PA are Manufacturing (4,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), and Retail Trade (2,802 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,875), Utilities ($54,375), and Educational Services ($48,025).

Median household income in Venango County, PA is $46,487. Males in Venango 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 Venango County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,487

2017 value

± $1,389

5.93%

1 Year Growth

± 3.97%

Households in Venango County, PA have a median annual income of $46,487, 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 $43,885 in 2016, which represents a 5.93% 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 Venango 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 2002

  2. Census Tract 2001

  3. Census Tract 2008

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Venango County, PA was Census Tract 2002 with a value of $55,067, followed by Census Tract 2001 and Census Tract 2008, with respective values of $55,025 and $54,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Venango County, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Venango County, PA (7.03k out of 51.6k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    6,635 ± 417

  2. Two Or More

    248 ± 75

  3. Black

    124 ± 92

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Venango County, PA is White, followed by Two Or More 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

23k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.222%

1 Year decline

± 4.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Venango County, PA declined at a rate of -0.222%, from 23k employees to 23k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Venango County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,067 people), Production Occupations (2,587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,178 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Venango County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Venango County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,067 people), Production Occupations (2,587 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,178 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Venango County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.78 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Venango County, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,214), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,063), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($64,050).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

23k

2017 Value

± 731

-0.222%

1 Year decline

± 4.36%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Venango County, PA declined at a rate of -0.222%, from 23k employees to 23k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Venango County, PA, are Manufacturing (4,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), and Retail Trade (2,802 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Venango County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Venango 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 Venango County, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,987 people), and Retail Trade (2,802 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Venango County, PA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.8 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.55 times), and Public Administration (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Venango County, PA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,875), Utilities ($54,375), and Educational Services ($48,025).

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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).

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

92.7% of the population of Venango County, PA has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Venango County, PA see 1660 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.46% increase from the previous year (1574 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2390 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 797 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

1,660 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Venango County, PA see an average of 1,660 patients per year. This represents a 5.46% increase from the previous year (1,574 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

7.31%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Venango County, PA declined by 11.8% from 8.29% to 7.31%.

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

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Venango County, PA is home to a population of 52.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.826% of Venango County, PA residents were born outside of the country (437 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Venango County, PA is composed of 50.8k White Alone residents (96.1%), 812 Two or More Races residents (1.54%), 574 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.09%), 454 Black or African American Alone residents (0.859%), 196 Asian Alone residents (0.371%), 18 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.034%), 18 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.034%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Venango County, PA was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Venango County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Venango County, PA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.826%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

437 people

0.746%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

399 people

As of 2017, 0.826% of Venango County, PA residents (437 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 Venango County, PA was 0.746%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.8k ± 12

  2. Two or More Races

    812 ± 109

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    574 ± 92.6

In 2017, there were 62.6 times more White Alone residents (50.8k people) in Venango County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 812 Two or More Races and 574 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Venango 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 Venango 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 Venango County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Venango 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

    1,757 ± 149

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    645 ± 136

  3. Korea

    511 ± 114

Venango County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Venango County, PA awarded 43 degrees. The student population of Venango County, PA is skewed towards women, with 9 male students and 42 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Venango County, PA are White (42 and 97.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 2.33%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Venango County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Venango County Area Vocational Technical School (43 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Venango County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (43 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Venango 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. 43 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Venango County, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Venango County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

43 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Venango County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Venango County Area Vocational Technical School with 43 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3

Degrees Awarded to Men

40

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Venango County, PA, which is 0.075 times less than the 40 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Venango County, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    42 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Venango County, PA were to White students. These 42 degrees mean that there were 42 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Venango County, PA was $85,000 in 2017, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,700 to $85,000, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Venango County, PA is 74.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Venango County, PA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Venango 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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$46,487

Median Household Income

± $1,389

21.9k

Number of Households

± 697

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.9k households in Venango County, PA grew to $46,487 from the previous year's value of $43,885.

The following chart displays the households in Venango 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

$85,000

2017 Median

± $2,182

$82,700

2016 Median

± $2,003

In 2017, the median property value in Venango County, PA grew to to $85,000 from the previous year's value of $82,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Venango 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 Venango County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Venango County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Venango County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.8% of the housing units in Venango County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Venango County, PA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Venango County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.9%

  2. Carpooled

    11.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Venango County, PA was Drove Alone (79.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.9%) and those who Worked At Home (3.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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