Forest County, PA

County

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Population
7,351
0.501% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
Median Age
40.4

Poverty Rate
14.5%

Median Household Income
$38,383
3.44% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$89,500
1.65% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
866
15.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Forest County, PA had a population of 7.35k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $38,383. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Forest County, PA declined from 7,388 to 7,351, a -0.501% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,106 to $38,383, a 3.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.78%). 0% of the households in Forest County, PA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.3% of the residents in Forest County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Forest County, PA was $89,500, and the homeownership rate was 85.9%. Most people in Forest County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest County, PA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Forest County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 70.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.1%), followed by Other (3.83%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Forest County, PA
70.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 84.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 82.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 84.1% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Pennsylvania colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 18 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Forest County, PA is home to a population of 7.35k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.8% of Forest County, PA residents were born outside of the country (132 people).

In 2018, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.52k people) in Forest County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 235 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.52k ± 209
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.16k ± 204
  3. White (Hispanic)
    235 ± 63
6.34%
Hispanic Population
466 people

In 2018, there were 2.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.52k people) in Forest County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 235 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.34% of the people in Forest County, PA are hispanic (466 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
132 people
2.52%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
186 people

As of 2018, 1.8% of Forest County, PA residents (132 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest County, PA was 2.52%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 24.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Forest County, PA was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Forest County, PA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Forest County, PA residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    89,459 ± 7,318 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    67,796 ± 6,376 people
  3. China
    64,701 ± 6,229 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 89,459 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 67,796 and China with 64,701.

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Citizenship

99.3%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.3% of Forest County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Forest County, PA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    291 ± 56
  2. Korea
    54 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    50 ± 23

Forest County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Forest County, PA is $38,383. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Forest County, PA was Census Tract 5303 with a value of $39,911, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5302.01, with respective values of $38,859 and $37,533.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,851. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Forest County, PA employs 866 people. The largest industries in Forest County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Manufacturing (128 people), and Public Administration (106 people), and the highest paying industries are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($50,833), Construction ($44,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,125).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,383
2018 value
± $2,240
3.44%
1 Year Growth
± 10.3%

Households in Forest County, PA have a median annual income of $38,383, 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 $37,106 in 2017, which represents a 3.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$70,810
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,098
$52,851
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $808

In 2019, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 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 in Pennsylvania
  1. Asian
    $65,505 ± $4,145
  2. White
    $55,144 ± $690
  3. Alaska Native
    $45,610 ± $76,271

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Pennsylvania.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2018 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2019, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0734% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 5303
  2. Census Tract 5301
  3. Census Tract 5302.01

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest County, PA was Census Tract 5303 with a value of $39,911, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5302.01, with respective values of $38,859 and $37,533.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest County, PA (467 out of 3.23k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    448 ± 75
  2. Two Or More
    19 ± 72
  3. Hispanic
    13 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest County, PA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

866
2018 Value
± 107
15.3%
1 Year growth
± 16.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Forest County, PA grew at a rate of 15.3%, from 751 employees to 866 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (85 people), Management Occupations (77 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (70 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (85 people), Management Occupations (77 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (70 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Forest County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.27 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest County, PA, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($66,250), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($65,625), and Protective Service Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

866
2018 Value
± 107
15.3%
1 Year growth
± 16.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Forest County, PA grew at a rate of 15.3%, from 751 employees to 866 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Manufacturing (128 people), and Public Administration (106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Forest 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 Forest County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (143 people), Manufacturing (128 people), and Public Administration (106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Forest County, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.65 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.63 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest County, PA, by median earnings, are Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($50,833), Construction ($44,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,125).

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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. $85.1B
  2. $67.4B
  3. $60.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $85.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($67.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($60.9B).

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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$703B
2018 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.28T
Projected 2045 Value in Pennsylvania
82.2% growth

In 2018, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $703B. This is expected to increase 82.2% to $1.28T 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. $77.5B
  2. $75.7B
  3. $33.1B

In 2018, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $77.5B, followed by New Jersey with $75.7B 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest County, PA was $89,500 in 2018, which is 0.39 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $91,000 to $89,500, a 1.65% decrease. The homeownership rate in Forest County, PA is 85.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest County, PA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,500
2018 Median
± $5,072
$91,000
2017 Median
± $8,116

In 2018, the median property value in Forest County, PA declined from to $89,500 from the previous year's value of $91,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest 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 Forest County, 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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$38,383
Median Household Income
± $2,240
1.63k
Number of Households
± 159

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.63k households in Forest County, PA grew to $38,383 from the previous year's value of $37,106.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85.9%
2018 Homeownership
85.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 85.9% of the housing units in Forest County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 85.4%.

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

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest County, PA have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.97% of the workforce in Forest County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Walked (7.36%)
  3. Carpooled (4.99%)

In 2018, 81.4% of workers in Forest County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (7.36%) and those who carpooled to work (4.99%).

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

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Health

96.6% of the population of Forest County, PA has health coverage, with 25.6% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 34% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 2.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.6%). Additionally, Armstrong County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44%)

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%).

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 in Pennsylvania
$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

3.44%
Uninsured
25.6%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
34%
Medicare
17.4%
Non-Group
2.49%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest County, PA declined by 17.5% from 4.17% to 3.44%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest 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. 20.6% prevalence
  2. 19.3% prevalence
  3. 19.3% prevalence

Huntingdon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 20.6%.

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

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