Washington County, PA

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Population

207,661

0.292% decline

Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$59,309

3.09% growth

Poverty Rate

9.69%


Number of Employees

99,129

0.198% decline

Median Property Value

$158,600

1.67% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, PA had a population of 208k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $59,309. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, PA declined from 208,269 to 207,661, a -0.292% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,534 to $59,309, a 3.09% increase.

The population of Washington County, PA is 92.5% White Alone, 2.95% Black or African American Alone, and 1.87% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Washington County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, PA are California University of Pennsylvania (2,490 degrees awarded in 2016), Washington & Jefferson College (347 degrees), and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School (125 degrees).

The median property value in Washington County, PA is $158,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.6%. Most people in Washington County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, PA employs 99.1k people. The largest industries in Washington County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,213 people), Retail Trade (11,644 people), and Manufacturing (10,991 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,224), Utilities ($67,664), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,910).

Median household income in Washington County, PA is $59,309. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,309

2017 value

± $1,109

3.09%

1 Year Growth

± 2.48%

Households in Washington County, PA have a median annual income of $59,309, 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 $57,534 in 2016, which represents a 3.09% 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 Washington 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 7463.02

  2. Census Tract 7463.01

  3. Census Tract 7462

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, PA was Census Tract 7463.02 with a value of $129,698, followed by Census Tract 7463.01 and Census Tract 7462, with respective values of $115,625 and $100,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, PA (19.6k out of 203k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 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

    17,452 ± 777

  2. Black

    1,165 ± 225

  3. Two Or More

    772 ± 182

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

99.1k

2017 Value

± 1,797

-0.198%

1 Year decline

± 2.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, PA declined at a rate of -0.198%, from 99.3k employees to 99.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,028 people), Management Occupations (10,518 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,449 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,028 people), Management Occupations (10,518 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.38 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.31 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($86,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,696), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,943).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

99.1k

2017 Value

± 1,797

-0.198%

1 Year decline

± 2.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, PA declined at a rate of -0.198%, from 99.3k employees to 99.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,213 people), Retail Trade (11,644 people), and Manufacturing (10,991 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,213 people), Retail Trade (11,644 people), and Manufacturing (10,991 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.75 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.58 times), and Construction (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, PA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,224), Utilities ($67,664), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,910).

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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

95% of the population of Washington County, PA has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see 1318 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1301 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1612 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1072 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

1,318 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see an average of 1,318 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,301 patients).

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

5.03%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, PA declined by 12.5% from 5.75% to 5.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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

Washington County, PA is home to a population of 208k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.96% of Washington County, PA residents were born outside of the country (4.07k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, PA is composed of 192k White Alone residents (92.5%), 6.12k Black or African American Alone residents (2.95%), 3.88k Two or More Races residents (1.87%), 3.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.57%), 1.83k Asian Alone residents (0.883%), 239 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.115%), 142 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0684%), and 22 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0106%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, PA was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Washington County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, PA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.07k people

2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.16k people

As of 2017, 1.96% of Washington County, PA residents (4.07k 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 Washington County, PA was 2%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Washington County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    192k ± 120

  2. Black or African American Alone

    6.12k ± 362

  3. Two or More Races

    3.88k ± 381

In 2017, there were 31.4 times more White Alone residents (192k people) in Washington County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.12k Black or African American Alone and 3.88k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    5,814 ± 385

  2. Korea

    1,841 ± 202

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,813 ± 248

Washington County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, PA awarded 3,031 degrees. The student population of Washington County, PA is skewed towards women, with 4,116 male students and 5,274 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, PA are White (2,483 and 82.5%), followed by Black or African American (235 and 7.81%), Unknown (102 and 3.39%), and Hispanic or Latino (78 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Washington County, PA by number of degrees awarded are California University of Pennsylvania (2,490 and 82.2%), Washington & Jefferson College (347 and 11.4%), and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School (125 and 4.12%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, PA are Sport & Fitness Management (642 and 21.2%), General Business Administration & Management (217 and 7.16%), and Registered Nursing (202 and 6.66%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, PA are $44,320 for private four year colleges, and $7,238 and $10,858 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 176 degrees awarded

  2. 159 degrees awarded

  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, PA was Registered Nursing with 176 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,490 degrees awarded

  2. 347 degrees awarded

  3. 125 degrees awarded

$7,238

Median In-State Public

$44,320

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California University of Pennsylvania with 2,490 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,248

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,783

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,248 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, PA, which is 0.7 times less than the 1,783 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

    2,483 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    235 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    102 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, PA were to White students. These 2,483 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 235 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, PA was $158,600 in 2017, which is 0.729 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,000 to $158,600, a 1.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, PA is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, PA have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$59,309

Median Household Income

± $1,109

83.9k

Number of Households

± 1,577

In 2017, the median household income of the 83.9k households in Washington County, PA grew to $59,309 from the previous year's value of $57,534.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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

$158,600

2017 Median

± $2,258

$156,000

2016 Median

± $2,523

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, PA grew to to $158,600 from the previous year's value of $156,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Washington County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Washington County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.6% of the housing units in Washington County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, PA have a longer commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Washington County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.38%

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

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