Armstrong County, PA

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Population

66,737

1.15% decline

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$47,527

3.59% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

29,713

0.223% growth

Median Property Value

$98,600

3.03% growth

About

In 2017, Armstrong County, PA had a population of 66.7k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $47,527. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Armstrong County, PA declined from 67,512 to 66,737, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,879 to $47,527, a 3.59% increase.

The population of Armstrong County, PA is 97.3% White Alone, 0.954% Black or African American Alone, and 0.824% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Armstrong County, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Armstrong County, PA are Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program (96 degrees awarded in 2016) and Kittanning Beauty Academy (18 degrees).

The median property value in Armstrong County, PA is $98,600, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Armstrong County, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Armstrong County, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Armstrong County, PA employs 29.7k people. The largest industries in Armstrong County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,775 people), Manufacturing (4,496 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,083), Utilities ($59,464), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,294).

Median household income in Armstrong County, PA is $47,527. Males in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,527

2017 value

± $1,677

3.59%

1 Year Growth

± 4.5%

Households in Armstrong County, PA have a median annual income of $47,527, 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 $45,879 in 2016, which represents a 3.59% 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Armstrong 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 9513

  2. Census Tract 9512

  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Armstrong County, PA was Census Tract 9513 with a value of $61,250, followed by Census Tract 9512 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $59,521 and $56,906.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Armstrong County, PA (8.58k out of 66k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    8,193 ± 444

  2. Black

    149 ± 136

  3. Two Or More

    136 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Armstrong 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.7k

2017 Value

± 819

0.223%

1 Year growth

± 3.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Armstrong County, PA grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 29.6k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Armstrong County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,600 people), Production Occupations (2,999 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,691 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,600 people), Production Occupations (2,999 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,691 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Armstrong County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.94 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.74 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Armstrong County, PA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($59,583), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,417), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,266).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.7k

2017 Value

± 819

0.223%

1 Year growth

± 3.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Armstrong County, PA grew at a rate of 0.223%, from 29.6k employees to 29.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Armstrong County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,775 people), Manufacturing (4,496 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Armstrong County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,775 people), Manufacturing (4,496 people), and Retail Trade (3,723 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Armstrong County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.05 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.86 times), and Manufacturing (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Armstrong County, PA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,083), Utilities ($59,464), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,294).

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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. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($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

94.1% of the population of Armstrong County, PA has health coverage, with 48.4% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Armstrong County, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Armstrong County, PA see 2235 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1994 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3022 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1055 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

2,235 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Armstrong County, PA see an average of 2,235 patients per year. This represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1,994 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

5.91%

Uninsured

48.4%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Armstrong County, PA declined by 17.5% from 7.17% to 5.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Armstrong 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Armstrong County, PA is home to a population of 66.7k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.61% of Armstrong County, PA residents were born outside of the country (407 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Armstrong County, PA is composed of 64.9k White Alone residents (97.3%), 637 Black or African American Alone residents (0.954%), 550 Two or More Races residents (0.824%), 472 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.707%), 160 Asian Alone residents (0.24%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.012%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.012%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Armstrong County, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Armstrong County, PA was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Armstrong County, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Armstrong County, PA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

407 people

0.641%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

433 people

As of 2017, 0.61% of Armstrong County, PA residents (407 people) 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 Armstrong County, PA was 0.641%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Armstrong County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Armstrong County, PA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    64.9k ± 12

  2. Black or African American Alone

    637 ± 83

  3. Two or More Races

    550 ± 92.4

In 2017, there were 102 times more White Alone residents (64.9k people) in Armstrong County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 637 Black or African American Alone and 550 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Armstrong County, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Armstrong County, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Armstrong County, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Armstrong County, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,260 ± 216

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    603 ± 110

  3. Korea

    538 ± 97

Armstrong County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Armstrong County, PA awarded 114 degrees. The student population of Armstrong County, PA is skewed towards women, with 21 male students and 177 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Armstrong County, PA are White (110 and 96.5%), followed by Black or African American (4 and 3.51%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Armstrong County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program (96 and 84.2%) and Kittanning Beauty Academy (18 and 15.8%).

The most popular majors in Armstrong County, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (96 and 84.2%), General Cosmetology (10 and 8.77%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (5 and 4.39%).

The median tuition costs in Armstrong County, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Armstrong County, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Armstrong County, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Armstrong County, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lenape Technical School Practical Nursing Program with 96 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7

Degrees Awarded to Men

107

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Armstrong County, PA, which is 0.0654 times less than the 107 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Armstrong County, PA were to White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 27.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Armstrong County, PA was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,700 to $98,600, a 3.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Armstrong County, PA is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Armstrong County, PA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Armstrong 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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$47,527

Median Household Income

± $1,677

28.2k

Number of Households

± 779

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.2k households in Armstrong County, PA grew to $47,527 from the previous year's value of $45,879.

The following chart displays the households in Armstrong 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

$98,600

2017 Median

± $2,466

$95,700

2016 Median

± $2,314

In 2017, the median property value in Armstrong County, PA grew to to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $95,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Armstrong County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Armstrong County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in Armstrong County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Armstrong 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 Armstrong County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Armstrong County, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Armstrong County, PA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.85% of the workforce in Armstrong County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.87%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Armstrong County, PA was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.87%) and those who Worked At Home (3.47%).

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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