Bradford, PA

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Population

42,070

1.26% decline

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$45,866

4.19% growth

Number of Employees

18,316

0.37% decline

Median Property Value

$77,100

1.45% growth

About

In 2017, Bradford, PA had a population of 42.1k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $45,866. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bradford, PA declined from 42,609 to 42,070, a -1.26% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,023 to $45,866, a 4.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bradford, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), White (Hispanic) (1.07%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.561%). N/A% of the people in Bradford, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bradford, PA are University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (305 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Bradford, PA is $77,100, and the homeownership rate is 73.8%. Most people in Bradford, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Bradford, PA is 2 cars per household.

Bradford, PA borders Olean, NY, St. Marys, PA, and Warren, PA.

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Bradford, PA employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Bradford, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,917), Public Administration ($50,679), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,057).

Median household income in Bradford, PA is $45,866. Males in Bradford, 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 Bradford, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,866

2017 value

± $1,426

4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 4.01%

Households in Bradford, PA have a median annual income of $45,866, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,023 in 2016, which represents a 4.19% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time 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 Bradford, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bradford, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $99,119, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $90,122 and $88,569.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bradford, PA (6.74k out of 38.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,440 ± 422

  2. Hispanic

    230 ± 141

  3. Two Or More

    181 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bradford, PA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

18.3k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.37%

1 Year decline

± 4.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradford, PA declined at a rate of -0.37%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bradford, PA, are Production Occupations (2,030 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,968 people), and Management Occupations (1,641 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bradford, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bradford, PA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,030 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,968 people), and Management Occupations (1,641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bradford, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.91 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bradford, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,688), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,472), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.3k

2017 Value

± 639

-0.37%

1 Year decline

± 4.91%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradford, PA declined at a rate of -0.37%, from 18.4k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bradford, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bradford, PA, though some of these residents may live in Bradford, 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 Bradford, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,645 people), Manufacturing (3,631 people), and Retail Trade (1,787 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Bradford, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.88 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.96 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bradford, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,917), Public Administration ($50,679), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,057).

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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. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% 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. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.8% of the population of Bradford, PA has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bradford, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 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

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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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%).

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

6.17%

Uninsured

48.2%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bradford, PA declined by 14.5% from 7.21% to 6.17%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bradford, 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

Bradford, PA is home to a population of 42.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.41% of Bradford, PA residents were born outside of the country (594 people).

In 2017, there were 38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Bradford, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 535 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bradford, PA was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Bradford, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Bradford, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

594 people

1.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

672 people

As of 2017, 1.41% of Bradford, PA residents (594 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 Bradford, PA was 1.58%, 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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Bradford, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bradford, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bradford, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    39.3k ± 46

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.04k ± 176

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    535 ± 198

In 2017, there were 38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.3k people) in Bradford, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 535 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,153 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    399 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    369 ± 94

Bradford, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bradford, PA awarded 305 degrees. The student population of Bradford, PA is skewed towards women, with 602 male students and 734 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bradford, PA are White (233 and 76.6%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 8.88%), Unknown (20 and 6.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (13 and 4.28%).

The largest universities in Bradford, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (305 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bradford, PA are Registered Nursing (42 and 13.8%), General Business (36 and 11.8%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (27 and 8.85%).

The median tuition costs in Bradford, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,940 and $24,184 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 36 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bradford, PA was General Business with 36 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bradford, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

305 degrees awarded

$12,940

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Bradford, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pittsburgh-Bradford with 305 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

128

Degrees Awarded to Men

177

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bradford, PA, which is 0.723 times less than the 177 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Bradford, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    233 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    20 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bradford, PA were to White students. These 233 degrees mean that there were 8.63 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bradford, PA was $77,100 in 2017, which is 0.336 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $76,000 to $77,100, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Bradford, PA is 73.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bradford, PA have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bradford, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,100

2017 Median

± $2,247

$76,000

2016 Median

± $2,264

In 2017, the median property value in Bradford, PA grew to to $77,100 from the previous year's value of $76,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bradford, 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 Bradford, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$45,866

Median Household Income

± $1,426

17.2k

Number of Households

± 618

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.2k households in Bradford, PA grew to $45,866 from the previous year's value of $44,023.

The following chart displays the households in Bradford, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.8%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.8% of the housing units in Bradford, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bradford, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bradford, PA have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.41% of the workforce in Bradford, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    10.6%

  3. Walked

    3.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bradford, PA was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Walked (3.15%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bradford, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bradford, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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