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Northampton County, PA&

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Population
302,294
0.49% growth
Median Age
41.6
Median Household Income
$66,438
6.41% growth
Poverty Rate
8.46%
Number of Employees
151,511
2.16% growth
Median Property Value
$218,000
3.51% growth

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Economy

The economy of Northampton County, PA employs 151,511 people. The economy of Northampton County, PA is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.47; 1.25; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Northampton County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (22,020), Manufacturing (20,989), and Retail trade (19,228), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,144), Utilities ($68,315), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,974).

Median household income in Northampton County, PA is $66,438. Males in Northampton County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Northampton County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 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 Northampton County, PA. In Northampton County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,295. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Northampton County, PA is home to a population of 302,294 people, from which 96.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Northampton County, PA is composed of 234,022 White residents (77.4%), 38,932 Hispanic residents (12.9%), 14,673 Black residents (4.85%), 8,419 Asian residents (2.79%), and 5,682 Two+ residents (1.88%). The most common foreign languages in Northampton County, PA are Spanish (20,325 speakers), Other Indic (1,454 speakers), and German (1,204 speakers), but compared to other places, Northampton County, PA has a relative high number of Hungarian (278 speakers), Scandinavian (266 speakers), and Other Slavic (633 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Northampton County, PA awarded 4,920 degrees. The student population of Northampton County, PA is skewed towards females, with 2,287 male students and 2,633 female students. Most students in Northampton County, PA are White (3,353 and 68.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (424 and 8.62%), Black or African American (259 and 5.26%), and Unknown (222 and 4.51%). The largest universities in Northampton County, PA by number of graduates are Lehigh University (2,088 and 42.4%), Northampton County Area Community College (1,648 and 33.5%), and Lafayette College (747 and 15.2%). The most popular majors in Northampton County, PA are Mechanical Engineering (154 and 3.13%), General Finance (150 and 3.05%), and General Psychology (138 and 2.8%). The median tuition costs in Northampton County, PA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $47,920 and $47,920 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 Northampton County, PA is $218,000, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $210,600 to $218,000, a 3.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Northampton County, PA is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Northampton County, PA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Northampton County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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