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1.16% decline
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Median Household Income
1.92% growth
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0.65% decline
Median Property Value
1.26% growth

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The economy of Cambria County, PA employs 57,641 people. The economy of Cambria County, PA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.22; 1.56; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Cambria County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,096), Retail trade (7,074), and Manufacturing (5,387), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,625), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,194), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($48,233).

Median household income in Cambria County, PA is $42,917. Males in Cambria County, PA have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,740. The income inequality of Cambria County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.426 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 Cambria County, PA. In Cambria County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,155. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Cambria County, PA is home to a population of 137,762 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Cambria County, PA is composed of 128,193 White residents (93.1%), 4,380 Black residents (3.18%), 2,173 Two+ residents (1.58%), 2,102 Hispanic residents (1.53%), and 647 Asian residents (0.47%). The most common foreign languages in Cambria County, PA are Spanish (1,706 speakers), Other Slavic (289 speakers), and German (275 speakers), but compared to other places, Cambria County, PA has a relative high number of Other Slavic (289 speakers), Other West Germanic (108 speakers), and German (275 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Cambria County, PA awarded 2,644 degrees. The student population of Cambria County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,034 male students and 1,610 female students. Most students in Cambria County, PA are White (2,191 and 82.9%), followed by Unknown (199 and 7.53%), Black or African American (121 and 4.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (52 and 1.97%). The largest universities in Cambria County, PA by number of graduates are Saint Francis University (766 and 29%), University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (520 and 19.7%), and Mount Aloysius College (486 and 18.4%). The most popular majors in Cambria County, PA are General Business (98 and 3.71%), Registered Nursing (86 and 3.25%), and General Biological Sciences (76 and 2.87%). The median tuition costs in Cambria County, PA are $32,244 for private four year colleges, and $12,688 and $23,710 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 Cambria County, PA is $88,200, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $87,100 to $88,200, a 1.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Cambria County, PA is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Cambria County, PA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cambria County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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