Potter County, PA

County

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2022 Population
16,390
0.534% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.1
0.839% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.2%
8.43% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,491
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$135,200
15.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Potter County, PA had a population of 16.4k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $56,491. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Potter County, PA declined from 16,478 to 16,390, a −0.534% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,944 to $56,491, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Potter County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), White (Hispanic) (0.976%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.531%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.451%).

None of the households in Potter County, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Potter County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Potter County, PA was $135,200, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Potter County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Potter County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Potter County, PA is home to a population of 16.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.31% of Potter County, PA residents were born outside of the country (215 people).

In 2022, there were 50.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Potter County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 309 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 160 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Potter County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Potter County, PA was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Potter County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 49
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    309 ± 58.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    160 ± 33
1.56%
Hispanic Population
255 people

In 2022, there were 50.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.6k people) in Potter County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 309 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 160 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.56% of the people in Potter County, PA are hispanic (255 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
215 people
1.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
180 people

As of 2022, 1.31% of Potter County, PA residents (215 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Potter County, PA was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    479 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    195 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    160 ± 45

Potter County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Potter County, PA employs 6.83k people. The largest industries in Potter County, PA are Manufacturing (982 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (940 people), and Retail Trade (713 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,120), Utilities ($63,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,063).

Occupations

6.83k
2022 Value
± 297
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Potter County, PA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 6.72k employees to 6.83k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Potter County, PA, are Production Occupations (785 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (769 people), and Management Occupations (666 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Potter County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.83k
2022 Value
± 297
1.64%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Potter County, PA grew at a rate of 1.64%, from 6.72k employees to 6.83k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Potter County, PA, are Manufacturing (982 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (940 people), and Retail Trade (713 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Potter County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Potter County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,686
Median earning men ± $1,389
$32,534
Median earning women ± $1,517

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($66,346), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,026), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,449).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($41,696), Public Administration ($39,926), and Manufacturing ($38,264).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 92
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 92
    Manufacturing
  3. 82
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Potter County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 79.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

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

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Potter County, PA was $135,200 in 2022, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $135,200, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Potter County, PA is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Potter County, PA have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Potter County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Potter County, PA is $56,491. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Potter County, PA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $54,904, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $54,779 and $53,860.

Property

$135,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,560
$5,279
Median Property Taxes
±$229

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Potter County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Potter County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9505
  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Potter County, PA was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $54,904, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $54,779 and $53,860.

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

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Household Income

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$56,491
Median Household Income
± $2,495
6.6k
Number of Households
± 280

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.6k households in Potter County, PA grew to $56,491 from the previous year's value of $50,944.

The following chart displays the households in Potter 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Potter County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.05%)
  3. Carpooled (7.65%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Potter County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.05%) and those who carpooled to work (7.65%).

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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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Potter County, PA have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.05% of the workforce in Potter County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Potter County, PA (1.98k out of 16.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Health

93.2% of the population of Potter County, PA has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 19.1% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Potter County, PA see 2361 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.589% decrease from the previous year (2375 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2350 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4113 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,361 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Potter County, PA

Primary care physicians in Potter County, PA see an average of 2,361 patients per year. This represents a 0.589% decrease from the previous year (2,375 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 15.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.81%
Uninsured
35.6%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
19.1%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Potter County, PA declined by 5.27% from 7.19% to 6.81%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Potter County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.5% in Potter County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.31% in Potter County, PA.

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