Fort Washington, PA

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2022 Population
6,312
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.4
0.696% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
2.47%
1.23% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$140,455
4.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$529,200
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,304
2.77% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Fort Washington, PA had a population of 6.31k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $140,455. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Washington, PA grew from 6,241 to 6,312, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $133,942 to $140,455, a 4.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Washington, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (82%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.47%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.79%), and White (Hispanic) (1.84%).

None of the households in Fort Washington, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Fort Washington, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Washington, PA are DeVry University-Pennsylvania (482608) (56 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Washington, PA was $529,200, and the homeownership rate was 79.8%.

Most people in Fort Washington, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Washington, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Washington, PA is home to a population of 6.31k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.32% of Fort Washington, PA residents were born outside of the country (588 people).

In 2022, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.17k people) in Fort Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 417 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 345 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Fort Washington, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Washington, PA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Washington, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.17k ± 571
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    417 ± 199
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    345 ± 200
4.63%
Hispanic Population
292 people

In 2022, there were 12.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.17k people) in Fort Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 417 Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 345 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.63% of the people in Fort Washington, PA are hispanic (292 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
588 people
9.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
577 people

As of 2022, 9.32% of Fort Washington, PA residents (588 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Washington, PA was 9.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    144 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    15 ± 21
  3. World War II
    11 ± 18

Fort Washington, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 9.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Washington, PA employs 3.3k people. The largest industries in Fort Washington, PA are Educational Services (590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (510 people), and Finance & Insurance (350 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($218,750), Information ($130,750), and Manufacturing ($127,000).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.3k
2022 Value
± 395
−2.77%
1 Year decline
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Washington, PA declined at a rate of −2.77%, from 3.4k employees to 3.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Washington, PA, are Management Occupations (665 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (352 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (347 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Washington, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.3k
2022 Value
± 395
−2.77%
1 Year decline
± 16.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Washington, PA declined at a rate of −2.77%, from 3.4k employees to 3.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Washington, PA, are Educational Services (590 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (510 people), and Finance & Insurance (350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Washington, PA, though some of these residents may live in Fort Washington, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$92,092
Median earning men ± $31,738
$51,424
Median earning women ± $9,236

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($218,750), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($161,902), and Manufacturing ($135,469).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($121,458), Public Administration ($89,038), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($70,577).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Washington, PA awarded 56 degrees. The student population of Fort Washington, PA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 68 male students and 85 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Washington, PA are White (25 and 44.6%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 32.1%), Unknown (7 and 12.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 8.93%).

The largest universities in Fort Washington, PA by number of degrees awarded are DeVry University-Pennsylvania (482608) (56 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Washington, PA are General Business Administration & Management (20 and 35.7%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (11 and 19.6%), and Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (7 and 12.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 153 students enrolled in Fort Washington, PA, 44.4% men and 55.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 61 records, of which 49.2% were women and 50.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Fort Washington, PA was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 9 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
56 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was DeVry University-Pennsylvania (482608) with 56 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 25 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Washington, PA, which is 0.806 times less than the 31 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 25 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,392) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Washington, PA was $529,200 in 2022, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $462,800 to $529,200, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Washington, PA is 79.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Washington, PA have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Washington, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Washington, PA is $140,455. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Washington, PA was Census Tract 2014.06 with a value of $156,607, followed by Census Tract 2014.04 and Census Tract 2014.11, with respective values of $141,494 and $123,646.

Property

$529,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$33,399
$1,800
Median Property Taxes
±$212

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fort Washington, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.8%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.8% of the housing units in Fort Washington, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2014.06
  2. Census Tract 2014.04
  3. Census Tract 2014.11

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Washington, PA was Census Tract 2014.06 with a value of $156,607, followed by Census Tract 2014.04 and Census Tract 2014.11, with respective values of $141,494 and $123,646.

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

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Household Income

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$140,455
Median Household Income
± $22,398
2.26k
Number of Households
± 292

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.26k households in Fort Washington, PA grew to $140,455 from the previous year's value of $133,942.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Washington, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Washington, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.1%)
  3. Carpooled (3.79%)

In 2022, 68% of workers in Fort Washington, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.1%) and those who carpooled to work (3.79%).

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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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Washington, PA have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Fort Washington, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

2.47% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Washington, PA (154 out of 6.23k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 75+ and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Washington, PA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

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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Health

98.6% of the population of Fort Washington, PA has health coverage, with 67.1% on employee plans, 4.4% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 7.18% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see 725 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 916 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, PA

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see an average of 725 patients per year. This represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24% under 18 years, 14% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.38%
Uninsured
67.1%
Employer Coverage
4.4%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
7.18%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Washington, PA declined by 7.83% from 1.5% to 1.38%.

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