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Allegheny County, PA&

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0.41% decline
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3.07% growth
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0.72% growth
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3.81% growth


The economy of Allegheny County, PA employs 628,210 people. The economy of Allegheny County, PA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Finance & Insurance; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.8; 1.52; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Allegheny County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (108,116), Retail trade (69,724), and Educational Services (67,311), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,807), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($67,788), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($56,657).

Median household income in Allegheny County, PA is $56,140. Males in Allegheny County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Allegheny County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Allegheny County, PA. In Allegheny County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 108 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,363. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Allegheny County, PA is home to a population of 1.23M people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Allegheny County, PA is composed of 966,172 White residents (78.8%), 152,998 Black residents (12.5%), 42,984 Asian residents (3.51%), 35,177 Two+ residents (2.87%), and 24,889 Hispanic residents (2.03%). The most common foreign languages in Allegheny County, PA are Spanish (16,385 speakers), Chinese (10,066 speakers), and Italian (6,245 speakers), but compared to other places, Allegheny County, PA has a relative high number of Italian (6,245 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (1,878 speakers), and Other Slavic (1,840 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Allegheny County, PA awarded 30,765 degrees. The student population of Allegheny County, PA is skewed towards females, with 14,011 male students and 16,754 female students. Most students in Allegheny County, PA are White (19,951 and 64.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,584 and 8.4%), Unknown (1,735 and 5.64%), and Asian (1,525 and 4.96%). The largest universities in Allegheny County, PA by number of graduates are University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (9,885 and 32.1%), Carnegie Mellon University (4,843 and 15.7%), and Duquesne University (2,802 and 9.1%). The most popular majors in Allegheny County, PA are General Psychology (687 and 2.23%), Registered Nursing (518 and 1.68%), and Accounting (425 and 1.38%). The median tuition costs in Allegheny County, PA are $35,062 for private four year colleges, and $17,688 and $28,828 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allegheny County, PA is $147,100, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $141,700 to $147,100, a 3.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Allegheny County, PA is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Allegheny County, PA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allegheny County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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