Wayne County, PA

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Population

51,656

0.68% growth

Median Age

47.7


Median Household Income

$52,161

3.1% growth

Poverty Rate

11.1%


Number of Employees

21,209

1.28% growth

Median Property Value

$174,600

0.0573% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, PA had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $52,161. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, PA grew from 51,307 to 51,656, a 0.68% increase and its median household income grew from $50,595 to $52,161, a 3.1% increase.

The population of Wayne County, PA is 91% White Alone, 4.15% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.09% Black or African American Alone. 5.7% of the people in Wayne County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wayne County, PA is $174,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.2%. Most people in Wayne County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Wayne County, PA employs 21.2k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,298 people), Retail Trade (2,796 people), and Construction (2,305 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,875), Public Administration ($50,063), and Educational Services ($47,861).

Median household income in Wayne County, PA is $52,161. Males in Wayne 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 Wayne County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,161

2017 value

± $1,518

3.1%

1 Year Growth

± 4.27%

Households in Wayne County, PA have a median annual income of $52,161, 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 $50,595 in 2016, which represents a 3.1% 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 Wayne County, PA 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 Wayne County, PA 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 Wayne 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 9605

  2. Census Tract 9611

  3. Census Tract 9610

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, PA was Census Tract 9605 with a value of $62,857, followed by Census Tract 9611 and Census Tract 9610, with respective values of $56,563 and $55,991.

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

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, PA (5.32k out of 47.9k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    5,117 ± 404

  2. Hispanic

    228 ± 102

  3. Black

    88 ± 99

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

2017 Value

± 813

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, PA grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 20.9k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,651 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,094 people), and Management Occupations (2,031 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 (2,651 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,094 people), and Management Occupations (2,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.59 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,167), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,696), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,193).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.2k

2017 Value

± 813

1.28%

1 Year growth

± 5.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, PA grew at a rate of 1.28%, from 20.9k employees to 21.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,298 people), Retail Trade (2,796 people), and Construction (2,305 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 (3,298 people), Retail Trade (2,796 people), and Construction (2,305 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.73 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times), and Utilities (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,875), Public Administration ($50,063), and Educational Services ($47,861).

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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. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

93.4% of the population of Wayne County, PA has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Wayne County, PA 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 1896 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (1977 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1749 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1690 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

1896 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, PA see an average of 1896 patients per year. This represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous year (1977 patients).

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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

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

6.63%

Uninsured

42.9%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

19.4%

Medicare

14.3%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, PA declined by 13.9% from 7.7% to 6.63%.

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. 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

Wayne County, PA is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.09% of Wayne County, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, PA is composed of 47k White Alone residents (91%), 2.14k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.15%), 1.6k Black or African American Alone residents (3.09%), 502 Two or More Races residents (0.972%), 301 Asian Alone residents (0.583%), 103 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.199%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0368%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wayne County, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,410 speakers), German (355 speakers), and Italian (172 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, PA was 47.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Wayne County, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, PA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.09%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.09% of Wayne County, PA residents 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 Wayne County, PA was 2.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    47k ± 24

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.14k ± 170

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.6k ± 126

In 2017, there were 21.9 times more White Alone residents (47k people) in Wayne County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Hispanic or Latino and 1.6k 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 Wayne County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,410 speakers (2.85%)

  2. German

    355 speakers (0.717%)

  3. Italian

    172 speakers (0.348%)

5.7% of Wayne County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wayne County, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.85% of the overall population of Wayne County, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.717% speak German and 0.348% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,940 ± 215

  2. Korea

    448 ± 93

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    383 ± 91

Wayne County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, PA was $174,600 in 2017, which is 0.802 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $174,500 to $174,600, a 0.0573% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, PA is 79.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, PA have an average commute time of 27.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne 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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$52,161

Median Household Income

± $1,518

19.2k

Number of Households

± 735

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.2k households in Wayne County, PA grew to $52,161 from the previous year's value of $50,595.

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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Housing

Property Value

$174,600

2017 Median

± $3,966

$174,500

2016 Median

± $3,816

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, PA grew to to $174,600 from the previous year's value of $174,500.

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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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

79.2%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.2% of the housing units in Wayne County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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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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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Commute Time

27.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, PA have a longer commute time (27.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.45% of the workforce in Wayne County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.15%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.17%

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

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