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Blair County, PA&

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0.42% decline
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0.45% decline
Median Property Value
1.81% growth

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The economy of Blair County, PA employs 56,996 people. The economy of Blair County, PA is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.4; 1.31; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Blair County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (10,303), Retail trade (8,454), and Manufacturing (6,423), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,077), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,733), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,872).

Median household income in Blair County, PA is $44,033. Males in Blair County, PA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,956. The income inequality of Blair County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.406 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 Blair County, PA. In Blair County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,290. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Blair County, PA is home to a population of 125,917 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Blair County, PA is composed of 119,652 White residents (95%), 1,984 Black residents (1.58%), 1,816 Two+ residents (1.44%), 1,430 Hispanic residents (1.14%), and 888 Asian residents (0.71%). The most common foreign languages in Blair County, PA are Spanish (998 speakers), Other West Germanic (571 speakers), and German (321 speakers), but compared to other places, Blair County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (571 speakers), German (321 speakers), and Italian (171 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Blair County, PA awarded 881 degrees. The student population of Blair County, PA is skewed towards females, with 287 male students and 594 female students. Most students in Blair County, PA are White (812 and 92.2%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 3.18%), Unknown (11 and 1.25%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1.14%). The largest universities in Blair County, PA by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona (425 and 48.2%), Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (198 and 22.5%), and YTI Career Institute-Altoona (166 and 18.8%). The most popular majors in Blair County, PA are Registered Nursing (62 and 7.04%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (53 and 6.02%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (42 and 4.77%). The median tuition costs in Blair County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,868 and $21,874 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 Blair County, PA is $112,600, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $110,600 to $112,600, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Blair County, PA is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Blair County, PA have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blair County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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