Wayne County, PA

County

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Population
51,536
0.232% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
Median Age
48.1

Poverty Rate
11.6%

Median Household Income
$54,851
5.16% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$181,000
3.67% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
21,197
0.0566% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Wayne County, PA had a population of 51.5k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $54,851. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wayne County, PA declined from 51,656 to 51,536, a -0.232% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,161 to $54,851, a 5.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.19%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.563%). 0% of the households in Wayne County, PA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.1% of the residents in Wayne County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Wayne County, PA was $181,000, and the homeownership rate was 80.5%. Most people in Wayne County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, PA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Wayne County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 67.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (29.2%), followed by Other (3.19%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wayne County, PA
67.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Pennsylvania colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 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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Diversity

Wayne County, PA is home to a population of 51.5k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.88% of Wayne County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2018, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.8k people) in Wayne County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k White (Hispanic) and 1.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.8k ± 8
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.65k ± 138
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 162
4.31%
Hispanic Population
2.22k people

In 2018, there were 28.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.8k people) in Wayne County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.65k White (Hispanic) and 1.52k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.31% of the people in Wayne County, PA are hispanic (2.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wayne County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.88%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
3.09%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.6k people

As of 2018, 2.88% of Wayne County, PA residents (1.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wayne County, PA was 3.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Wayne County, PA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
63
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wayne County, PA was 48.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 63. But people in Wayne County, PA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wayne County, PA residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    89,459 ± 7,318 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    67,796 ± 6,376 people
  3. China
    64,701 ± 6,229 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 89,459 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 67,796 and China with 64,701.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Wayne County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,946 ± 212
  2. Korea
    499 ± 145
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    486 ± 97

Wayne County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wayne County, PA is $54,851. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wayne County, PA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $65,710, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9614, with respective values of $65,685 and $62,313.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,851. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wayne County, PA employs 21.2k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,191 people), Retail Trade (2,724 people), and Construction (2,288 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,375), and Educational Services ($48,393).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,851
2018 value
± $2,154
5.16%
1 Year Growth
± 4.65%

Households in Wayne County, PA have a median annual income of $54,851, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,161 in 2017, which represents a 5.16% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wayne County, PA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,810
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,098
$52,851
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $808

In 2019, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Pennsylvania
  1. Asian
    $65,505 ± $4,145
  2. White
    $55,144 ± $690
  3. Alaska Native
    $45,610 ± $76,271

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wayne County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2019, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0734% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9605
  2. Census Tract 9611
  3. Census Tract 9614

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, PA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $65,710, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9614, with respective values of $65,685 and $62,313.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, PA (5.55k out of 47.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    5,312 ± 438
  2. Hispanic
    249 ± 111
  3. Black
    102 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne 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

21.2k
2018 Value
± 809
-0.0566%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wayne County, PA declined at a rate of -0.0566%, from 21.2k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,465 people), Management Occupations (1,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,874 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,465 people), Management Occupations (1,974 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,874 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.65 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,750), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,958), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,922).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.2k
2018 Value
± 809
-0.0566%
1 Year decline
± 5.39%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wayne County, PA declined at a rate of -0.0566%, from 21.2k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,191 people), Retail Trade (2,724 people), and Construction (2,288 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,191 people), Retail Trade (2,724 people), and Construction (2,288 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.69 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.69 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,375), and Educational Services ($48,393).

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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. $85.1B
  2. $67.4B
  3. $60.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $85.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($67.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($60.9B).

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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$703B
2018 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.28T
Projected 2045 Value in Pennsylvania
82.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $703B. This is expected to increase 82.2% to $1.28T 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. $77.5B
  2. $75.7B
  3. $33.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $77.5B, followed by New Jersey with $75.7B 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, PA was $181,000 in 2018, which is 0.788 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $174,600 to $181,000, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, PA is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, PA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$181,000
2018 Median
± $6,740
$174,600
2017 Median
± $3,966

In 2018, the median property value in Wayne County, PA grew to to $181,000 from the previous year's value of $174,600.

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

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Household Income

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$54,851
Median Household Income
± $2,154
18.7k
Number of Households
± 749

In 2018, the median household income of the 18.7k households in Wayne County, PA grew to $54,851 from the previous year's value of $52,161.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.5%
2018 Homeownership
79.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 80.5% of the housing units in Wayne County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wayne County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, PA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.35% of the workforce in Wayne County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.52%)

In 2018, 81.7% of workers in Wayne County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.05%) and those who worked at home (6.52%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wayne County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wayne County, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Wayne County, PA has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 19.5% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, PA see 1972 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.5% increase from the previous year (1707 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1834 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1117 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.6%). Additionally, Armstrong County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,972 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, PA

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, PA see an average of 1,972 patients per year. This represents a 15.5% increase from the previous year (1,707 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Pennsylvania
$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

5.95%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
19.5%
Medicare
14.4%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, PA declined by 10.3% from 6.63% to 5.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne 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. 20.6% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 19.3% prevalence

Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 20.6%.

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

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