Sharpsburg, PA

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Population

3,414

0.205% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$40,380

24.5% growth

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Number of Employees

1,674

2.7% growth

Median Property Value

$77,400

4.17% growth

About

In 2017, Sharpsburg, PA had a population of 3.41k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $40,380. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sharpsburg, PA declined from 3,421 to 3,414, a -0.205% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,431 to $40,380, a 24.5% increase.

The population of Sharpsburg, PA is 82.8% White Alone, 8.67% Black or African American Alone, and 5.86% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sharpsburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sharpsburg, PA is $77,400, and the homeownership rate is 43%. Most people in Sharpsburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sharpsburg, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sharpsburg, PA employs 1.67k people. The largest industries in Sharpsburg, PA are Retail Trade (399 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Manufacturing (175 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($50,673), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,357), and Finance & Insurance ($36,900).

Median household income in Sharpsburg, PA is $40,380. Males in Sharpsburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Sharpsburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,380

2017 value

± $11,440

24.5%

1 Year Growth

± 30.1%

Households in Sharpsburg, PA have a median annual income of $40,380, 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 $32,431 in 2016, which represents a 24.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sharpsburg, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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 4240

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sharpsburg, PA was Census Tract 4240 with a value of $40,380, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sharpsburg, PA (717 out of 3.33k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    408 ± 125

  2. Black

    143 ± 106

  3. Other

    138 ± 85

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

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

1.67k

2017 Value

± 247

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharpsburg, PA grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 1.63k employees to 1.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sharpsburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (218 people), and Production Occupations (135 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sharpsburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sharpsburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (267 people), Sales & Related Occupations (218 people), and Production Occupations (135 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sharpsburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.58 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sharpsburg, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,091), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,308), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($61,354).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.67k

2017 Value

± 247

2.7%

1 Year growth

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharpsburg, PA grew at a rate of 2.7%, from 1.63k employees to 1.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sharpsburg, PA, are Retail Trade (399 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Manufacturing (175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sharpsburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg, PA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (399 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (271 people), and Manufacturing (175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sharpsburg, PA has an unusually high number of Retail Trade (2.09 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.04 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sharpsburg, PA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($50,673), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,357), and Finance & Insurance ($36,900).

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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. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B 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. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.6% of the population of Sharpsburg, PA has health coverage, with 31.1% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sharpsburg, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

8.41%

Uninsured

31.1%

Employer Coverage

28.1%

Medicaid

13.8%

Medicare

16.3%

Non-Group

2.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sharpsburg, PA declined by 33.5% from 12.6% to 8.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sharpsburg, 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Sharpsburg, PA is home to a population of 3.41k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Sharpsburg, PA residents were born outside of the country (78 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sharpsburg, PA is composed of 2.83k White Alone residents (82.8%), 296 Black or African American Alone residents (8.67%), 200 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.86%), 56 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 34 Asian Alone residents (0.996%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.1

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 59.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sharpsburg, PA was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Sharpsburg, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sharpsburg, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

78 people

2.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

96 people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Sharpsburg, PA residents (78 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sharpsburg, PA was 2.81%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Sharpsburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sharpsburg, PA was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.83k ± 225

  2. Black or African American Alone

    296 ± 209

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    200 ± 177

In 2017, there were 9.55 times more White Alone residents (2.83k people) in Sharpsburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 296 Black or African American Alone and 200 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    87 ± 64

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    46 ± 60

  3. World War II

    12 ± 19

Sharpsburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sharpsburg, PA was $77,400 in 2017, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,300 to $77,400, a 4.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Sharpsburg, PA is 43%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sharpsburg, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sharpsburg, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$77,400

2017 Median

± $6,762

$74,300

2016 Median

± $7,178

In 2017, the median property value in Sharpsburg, PA grew to to $77,400 from the previous year's value of $74,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sharpsburg, 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 Sharpsburg, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$40,380

Median Household Income

± $11,440

1.56k

Number of Households

± 230

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.56k households in Sharpsburg, PA grew to $40,380 from the previous year's value of $32,431.

The following chart displays the households in Sharpsburg, 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 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sharpsburg, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sharpsburg, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

43%

2017 Homeownership

42.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 43% of the housing units in Sharpsburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.3%.

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

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sharpsburg, PA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.22% of the workforce in Sharpsburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Public Transit

    9.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sharpsburg, PA was Drove Alone (67.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.7%) and those who Public Transit (9.48%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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