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Washington County, PA&

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0.02% growth
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Median Household Income
1.92% growth
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Number of Employees
0.41% decline
Median Property Value
2.36% growth

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The economy of Washington County, PA employs 99,326 people. The economy of Washington County, PA is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Construction, which employ respectively 5.4; 1.36; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Washington County, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,805), Retail trade (11,813), and Manufacturing (10,854), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($177,813), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,374), and Utilities ($62,317).

Median household income in Washington County, PA is $57,534. Males in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, PA. In Washington 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 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,192. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Washington County, PA is home to a population of 208,269 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, PA is composed of 193,163 White residents (92.7%), 5,870 Black residents (2.82%), 4,010 Two+ residents (1.93%), 3,133 Hispanic residents (1.5%), and 1,777 Asian residents (0.85%). The most common foreign languages in Washington County, PA are Spanish (1,843 speakers), Italian (696 speakers), and German (555 speakers), but compared to other places, Washington County, PA has a relative high number of Greek (423 speakers), Italian (696 speakers), and Other Slavic (329 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Washington County, PA awarded 3,018 degrees. The student population of Washington County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,281 male students and 1,737 female students. Most students in Washington County, PA are White (2,462 and 81.6%), followed by Black or African American (192 and 6.36%), Unknown (134 and 4.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (92 and 3.05%). The largest universities in Washington County, PA by number of graduates are California University of Pennsylvania (2,454 and 81.3%), Washington & Jefferson College (354 and 11.7%), and Penn Commercial Business/Technical School (151 and 5%). The most popular majors in Washington County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (200 and 6.63%), Sport & Fitness Management (161 and 5.33%), and Registered Nursing (131 and 4.34%). The median tuition costs in Washington County, PA are $44,320 for private four year colleges, and $7,238 and $10,858 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 Washington County, PA is $156,000, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $152,400 to $156,000, a 2.36% increase. The homeownership rate of Washington County, PA is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Washington County, PA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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