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0.46% decline
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Median Household Income
2.21% growth
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0.08% growth
Median Property Value
3.49% growth

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The economy of Fayette County, PA employs 53,742 people. The economy of Fayette County, PA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 4.83; 1.7; and 1.3 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Fayette County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,653), Retail trade (7,229), and Manufacturing (6,838), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,890), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($54,226), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($52,695).

Median household income in Fayette County, PA is $40,511. Males in Fayette County, PA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,081. The income inequality of Fayette County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.417 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 Fayette County, PA. In Fayette 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 45 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,445. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Fayette County, PA is home to a population of 134,229 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Fayette County, PA is composed of 123,837 White residents (92.3%), 5,340 Black residents (3.98%), 3,023 Two+ residents (2.25%), 1,385 Hispanic residents (1.03%), and 305 Hawaiian residents (0.23%). The most common foreign languages in Fayette County, PA are Spanish (1,006 speakers), German (519 speakers), and French (185 speakers), but compared to other places, Fayette County, PA has a relative high number of German (519 speakers), Other Pacific Island (179 speakers), and Other Slavic (117 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Fayette County, PA awarded 422 degrees. The student population of Fayette County, PA is skewed towards females, with 102 male students and 320 female students. Most students in Fayette County, PA are White (397 and 94.1%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 4.03%), Two or more races (4 and 0.95%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.47%). The largest universities in Fayette County, PA by number of graduates are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Fayette- Eberly (176 and 41.7%), Laurel Business Institute (127 and 30.1%), and Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology (65 and 15.4%). The most popular majors in Fayette County, PA are Medical Office Assistant (42 and 10%), Mining Technology (18 and 4.27%), and Registered Nursing (17 and 4.03%). The median tuition costs in Fayette County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $19,598 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 Fayette County, PA is $92,000, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $88,900 to $92,000, a 3.49% increase. The homeownership rate of Fayette County, PA is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Fayette County, PA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fayette County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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