Centre County PUMA, PA

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
162,264
0.188% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.9
1.86% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.8%
1.93% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,921
2.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$242,700
3.32% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
73,727
0.913% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Centre County PUMA, PA had a population of 162k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $61,921. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Centre County PUMA, PA grew from 161,960 to 162,264, a 0.188% increase and its median household income grew from $60,403 to $61,921, a 2.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Centre County PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%), and White (Hispanic) (1.95%).

11.7% of the households in Centre County PUMA, 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.

94.3% of the residents in Centre County PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Centre County PUMA, PA are The Pennsylvania State University (25,037 degrees awarded in 2020), Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (132 degrees), and South Hills School of Business & Technology (71 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Centre County PUMA, PA was $242,700, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Centre County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Centre County PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Centre County PUMA, PA is home to a population of 162k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.99% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2020, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Centre County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Centre County PUMA, PA are Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (4,814 households), Spanish (3,156 households), and Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (2,326 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
76,752
Women
47.3%
85,437
Men
52.7%

The resident population of United States in 2020 was 162,189 inhabitants, with 52.7% men, and 47.3% women.

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Citizenship

94.3%
2020 Citizenship
93.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.3% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Centre County PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    138k ± 135
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 332
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.31k ± 411
2.97%
Hispanic Population
4.82k people

In 2020, there were 13.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (138k people) in Centre County PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.31k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.97% of the people in Centre County PUMA, PA are hispanic (4.82k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. China
    3,970 ± 1,528 people
  2. India
    1,156 ± 832 people
  3. Korea
    920 ± 743 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Centre County PUMA, PA was China, the natal country of 3,970 Centre County PUMA, PA residents, followed by India with 1,156 and Korea with 920.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.99%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
8.69%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
14.1k people

As of 2020, 7.99% of Centre County PUMA, PA residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA was 8.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    4,814 households (3.09%)
  2. Spanish
    3,156 households (2.02%)
  3. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    2,326 households (1.49%)

11.7% of the households in Centre County PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Centre County PUMA, PA was Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese). 3.09% of the households in Centre County PUMA, PA reported speaking Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,617 ± 262
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,754 ± 325
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,064 ± 222

Centre County PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Centre County PUMA, PA employs 73.7k people. The largest industries in Centre County PUMA, PA are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (18,949 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,769 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,717 people), and the highest paying industries are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing ($172,761), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($136,549), and Offices of physicians ($128,770).

Males in Centre County PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,479. The income inequality in Centre County PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,712
Women
47.1%
39,015
Men
52.9%

The workforce of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2020 was 73,727 people, with 47.1% woman, and 52.9% men.

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Occupations

73.7k
2020 Value
−0.913%
1 Year decline
± −0.913%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Centre County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −0.913%, from 74.4k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Centre County PUMA, PA, are Postsecondary teachers (7,471 people), Cashiers (1,691 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,662 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Centre County PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

73.7k
2020 Value
−0.913%
1 Year decline
± −0.913%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Centre County PUMA, PA declined at a rate of −0.913%, from 74.4k employees to 73.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Centre County PUMA, PA, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (18,949 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,769 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,717 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Centre County PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Centre County PUMA, 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

$43,641
Median earning men ± $1,784
$31,462
Median earning women ± $1,142

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,867), Public Administration ($60,991), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,377).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($46,922), Public Administration ($43,767), and Wholesale Trade ($41,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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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.

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.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Centre County PUMA, PA awarded 25,240 degrees. The student population of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 48,080 male students and 42,156 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Centre County PUMA, PA are White (16,532 and 74.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,653 and 7.44%), Asian (1,464 and 6.59%), and Black or African American (1,195 and 5.38%).

The largest universities in Centre County PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are The Pennsylvania State University (25,037 and 99.2%), Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (369668) (132 and 0.523%), and South Hills School of Business & Technology (71 and 0.281%).

The most popular majors in Centre County PUMA, PA are Information Science (1,206 and 4.78%), General Business (849 and 3.36%), and General Psychology (816 and 3.23%).

The median tuition cost in Centre County PUMA, PA for a public four year colleges is $15,025 for in-state students and $24,413 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Centre County PUMA, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 90,236 (53.3% men and 46.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 90,236 students enrolled in Centre County PUMA, PA, 53.3% men and 46.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 57,541 records, of which 46.6% were women and 53.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 976 degree-majors awarded
  2. 809 degree-majors awarded
  3. 705 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Centre County PUMA, PA was Information Science with 976 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 25,037 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The Pennsylvania State University with 25,037 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 13,194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Centre County PUMA, PA, which is 1.1 times more than the 12,046 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 16,532 degrees mean that there were 10 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,653 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($18,336) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($488) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.364% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.304% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Centre County PUMA, PA in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (39.5k), Some college (34.2k), and Bachelors Degree (26.2k).

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The median property value in Centre County PUMA, PA was $242,700 in 2020, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $234,900 to $242,700, a 3.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Centre County PUMA, PA is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Centre County PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Centre County PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Centre County PUMA, PA is $61,921. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Centre County PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

Property

$242,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,062
$37,083
Median Property Taxes
±$1,236

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.5% of the housing units in Centre County PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Centre County PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $110,502, followed by King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA and Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA, with respective values of $110,225 and $109,598.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,921
Median Household Income
± $1,857
59.4k
Number of Households
± 1,841

In 2020, the median household income of the 59.4k households in Centre County PUMA, PA grew to $61,921 from the previous year's value of $60,403.

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Wage Distribution

0.49
2020 Wage GINI in Centre County PUMA, PA
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Centre County PUMA, PA

In 2020, the income inequality in Centre County PUMA, PA was 0.49 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.63% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Centre County PUMA, PA was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Centre County PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.81%)
  3. Walked (7.8%)

In 2020, 68.3% of workers in Centre County PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.81%) and those who walked to work (7.8%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Centre County PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Centre County PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Centre County PUMA, PA (25.6k out of 144k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Centre County PUMA, PA is White, followed by Asian 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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94.5% of the population of Centre County PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 59.6% on employee plans, 6.71% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 1.07% 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 Pennsylvania see 1235 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1237 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1408 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 454 patients per year.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,235 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,235 patients per year. This represents a 0.162% decrease from the previous year (1,237 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 33.8% between 18 and 34 years, 32.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

5.46%
Uninsured
59.6%
Employer Coverage
6.71%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Centre County PUMA, PA declined by 16.9% from 6.57% to 5.46%.

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