Washington County, PA

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2022 Population
209,631
0.259% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.5%
8.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$74,403
8.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$205,600
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
102,148
0.218% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Washington County, PA had a population of 210k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $74,403. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, PA grew from 209,090 to 209,631, a 0.259% increase and its median household income grew from $68,787 to $74,403, a 8.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.97%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%), and White (Hispanic) (0.841%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

99.1% of the residents in Washington County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, PA are Pennsylvania Western University (4,773 degrees awarded in 2022), Washington & Jefferson College (364 degrees), and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School (271 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, PA was $205,600, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Washington County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, PA is home to a population of 210k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.98% of Washington County, PA residents were born outside of the country (4.14k people).

In 2022, there were 28.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (190k people) in Washington County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Washington County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, PA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    190k ± 564
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.59k ± 378
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.22k ± 672
1.87%
Hispanic Population
3.92k people

In 2022, there were 28.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (190k people) in Washington County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.87% of the people in Washington County, PA are hispanic (3.92k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.98%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people
1.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.16k people

As of 2022, 1.98% of Washington County, PA residents (4.14k 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 Washington County, PA was 1.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,870 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,979 ± 324
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,623 ± 324

Washington 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 Washington County, PA employs 102k people. The largest industries in Washington County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,812 people), Retail Trade (12,186 people), and Manufacturing (11,015 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($117,266), Utilities ($90,136), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,673).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

102k
2022 Value
± 2,228
−0.218%
1 Year decline
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, PA declined at a rate of −0.218%, from 102k employees to 102k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, PA, are Management Occupations (12,251 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,940 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,434 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

102k
2022 Value
± 2,228
−0.218%
1 Year decline
± 3.06%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, PA declined at a rate of −0.218%, from 102k employees to 102k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,812 people), Retail Trade (12,186 people), and Manufacturing (11,015 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,949
Median earning men ± $1,463
$36,641
Median earning women ± $741

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($90,271), Information ($83,894), and Public Administration ($80,944).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,987), Manufacturing ($54,589), and Information ($54,392).

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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. 2,358
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,090
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,011
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 60.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (38.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Washington County, PA awarded 5,433 degrees. The student population of Washington County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,242 male students and 8,995 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, PA are White (4,411 and 81.7%), followed by Black or African American (374 and 6.93%), Unknown (216 and 4%), and Hispanic or Latino (214 and 3.96%).

The largest universities in Washington County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania Western University (4,773 and 87.9%), Washington & Jefferson College (364 and 6.7%), and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School (271 and 4.99%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, PA are Registered Nursing (477 and 8.78%), Sport & Fitness Management (296 and 5.45%), and General Business Administration & Management (292 and 5.37%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, PA are $49,612 for private four year colleges, and $7,716 and $11,574 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Washington County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,237 (36.8% men and 63.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,237 students enrolled in Washington County, PA, 36.8% men and 63.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,113 records, of which 64.7% were women and 35.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 273 degrees awarded
  2. 220 degrees awarded
  3. 162 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington County, PA was Registered Nursing with 273 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,773 degrees awarded
  2. 364 degrees awarded
  3. 271 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania Western University with 4,773 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,802 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, PA, which is 0.496 times less than the 3,631 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,411 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 374 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($49,612) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,226) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, PA was $205,600 in 2022, which is 0.729 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $178,600 to $205,600, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, PA is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, PA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, PA is $74,403. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, PA was Census Tract 7463.02 with a value of $180,143, followed by Census Tract 7463.01 and Census Tract 7461, with respective values of $146,344 and $138,417.

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.992%.

Property

$205,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,671
$66,254
Median Property Taxes
±$1,588

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 Washington County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76% of the housing units in Washington County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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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 7461

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, PA was Census Tract 7463.02 with a value of $180,143, followed by Census Tract 7463.01 and Census Tract 7461, with respective values of $146,344 and $138,417.

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

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Household Income

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$74,403
Median Household Income
± $1,769
87.2k
Number of Households
± 2,048

In 2022, the median household income of the 87.2k households in Washington County, PA grew to $74,403 from the previous year's value of $68,787.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 (76.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (6.85%)

In 2022, 76.7% of workers in Washington County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (6.85%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, PA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Washington County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Washington County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.992%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, PA (19.4k out of 204k 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 Females 45 - 54.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.8% of the children was living in poverty in Washington County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 176 in Washington County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 38.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Washington County, PA has health coverage, with 51.9% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 0.962% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (1280 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1499 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 805 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, PA

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (1,280 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.79%
Uninsured
51.9%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
0.962%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, PA grew by 12.9% from 3.36% to 3.79%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 36 in Washington 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 34.8% in Washington County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.86% in Washington County, PA.

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