Wayne County, PA

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2020 Population
51,268
0.299% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48.5
0.622% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.6%
7.3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$55,572
0.934% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$178,700
1.43% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
21,093
0.0853% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wayne County, PA had a population of 51.3k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $55,572. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wayne County, PA declined from 51,422 to 51,268, a −0.299% decrease and its median household income declined from $56,096 to $55,572, a −0.934% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), White (Hispanic) (2.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.16%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.06%).

None of the households in Wayne County, 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.

98.9% of the residents in Wayne County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Wayne County, PA was $178,700, and the homeownership rate was 80.9%. Most people in Wayne County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Wayne County, PA is home to a population of 51.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.56% of Wayne County, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.82k people).

In 2020, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.2k people) in Wayne County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.44k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wayne County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.2k ± 31
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 134
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.44k ± 203
4.61%
Hispanic Population
2.36k people

In 2020, there were 27.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (46.2k people) in Wayne County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.44k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.61% of the people in Wayne County, PA are hispanic (2.36k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.82k people
2.73%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people

As of 2020, 3.56% of Wayne County, PA residents (1.82k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wayne County, PA was 2.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
59
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Wayne County, PA was 48.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Wayne County, PA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Wayne County, PA residents was 48.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Wayne County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, PA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,964 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    640 ± 125
  3. Korea
    354 ± 124

Wayne County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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Economy

Median household income in Wayne County, PA is $55,572. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wayne County, PA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $68,750, followed by Census Tract 9614 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $66,944 and $62,237.

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wayne County, PA employs 21.1k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (2,654 people), and Construction (2,123 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,569), and Information ($60,833).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,572
2020 value
± $2,668
−0.934%
1 Year Growth
± 7.06%

Households in Wayne County, PA have a median annual income of $55,572, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,096 in 2019, which represents a −0.934% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$72,428
Average Male Salary in Pennsylvania
± $1,115
$54,196
Average Female Salary in Pennsylvania
± $827

In 2020, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $66,664 ± $4,080
  2. Alaska Native
    $58,659 ± $80,539
  3. White
    $56,784 ± $709

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than Alaska Native 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 Wayne County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 9604
  2. Census Tract 9614
  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, PA was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $68,750, followed by Census Tract 9614 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $66,944 and $62,237.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, PA (5.03k out of 47.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    4,565 ± 434
  2. Hispanic
    319 ± 146
  3. Black
    222 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wayne County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.1k
2020 Value
± 873
−0.0853%
1 Year decline
± 5.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, PA declined at a rate of −0.0853%, from 21.1k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,258 people), Management Occupations (2,083 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,756 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,258 people), Management Occupations (2,083 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,756 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.68 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,750), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,275), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($63,781).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.1k
2020 Value
± 873
−0.0853%
1 Year decline
± 5.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wayne County, PA declined at a rate of −0.0853%, from 21.1k employees to 21.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (2,654 people), and Construction (2,123 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (2,654 people), and Construction (2,123 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, PA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.51 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.48 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($104,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,569), and Information ($60,833).

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wayne County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 66.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.929%). The most partisan county was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% 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 Wayne County, PA
66.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Pennsylvania
  1. 85.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Pennsylvania was Fulton County, PA with 85.5% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, PA was $178,700 in 2020, which is 0.778 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $181,300 to $178,700, a 1.43% decrease. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, PA is 80.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Wayne County, PA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wayne County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$178,700
2020 Median
± $8,966
$181,300
2019 Median
± $6,825

In 2020, the median property value in Wayne County, PA declined from to $178,700 from the previous year's value of $181,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wayne 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 Wayne County, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,572
Median Household Income
± $2,668
18.9k
Number of Households
± 879

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.9k households in Wayne County, PA declined from $55,572 from the previous year's value of $56,096.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wayne County, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wayne County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

80.9%
2020 Homeownership
81%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 80.9% of the housing units in Wayne County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wayne County, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, PA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.18% of the workforce in Wayne County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Carpooled (6.88%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.34%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Wayne County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.88%) and those who worked at home (6.34%).

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

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Health

94.4% of the population of Wayne County, PA has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 20.7% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.64% 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).

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, PA see 1972 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.5% increase from the previous year (1707 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1834 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1117 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,972 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wayne County, PA

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, PA see an average of 1,972 patients per year. This represents a 15.5% increase from the previous year (1,707 patients).

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

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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%).

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

5.63%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
20.7%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, PA grew by 3.9% from 5.42% to 5.63%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wayne 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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