Whitaker, PA

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Population

1,134

2.66% decline

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$40,347

3.01% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

631

3.27% growth

Median Property Value

$62,600

1.88% decline

About

In 2017, Whitaker, PA had a population of 1.13k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $40,347. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whitaker, PA declined from 1,165 to 1,134, a -2.66% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,167 to $40,347, a 3.01% increase.

The population of Whitaker, PA is 83.1% White Alone, 12.1% Black or African American Alone, and 3.44% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Whitaker, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Whitaker, PA is $62,600, and the homeownership rate is 61.2%. Most people in Whitaker, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitaker, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Whitaker, PA employs 631 people. The largest industries in Whitaker, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (140 people), Accommodation & Food Services (103 people), and Retail Trade (85 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($42,143), Public Administration ($40,972), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,364).

Median household income in Whitaker, PA is $40,347. Males in Whitaker, 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 Whitaker, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,347

2017 value

± $3,879

3.01%

1 Year Growth

± 13.2%

Households in Whitaker, PA have a median annual income of $40,347, 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 $39,167 in 2016, which represents a 3.01% 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 Whitaker, 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 4850

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitaker, PA was Census Tract 4850 with a value of $40,347, 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 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitaker, PA (193 out of 1.13k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    173 ± 59

  2. Other

    9 ± 52

  3. Hispanic

    9 ± 52

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

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

631

2017 Value

± 102

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 21.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitaker, PA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 611 employees to 631 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitaker, PA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (106 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (71 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitaker, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whitaker, PA, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (106 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (97 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (71 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitaker, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.87 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whitaker, PA, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($68,333), Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($46,250), and Material Moving Occupations ($41,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

631

2017 Value

± 102

3.27%

1 Year growth

± 21.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whitaker, PA grew at a rate of 3.27%, from 611 employees to 631 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitaker, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (140 people), Accommodation & Food Services (103 people), and Retail Trade (85 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitaker, PA, though some of these residents may live in Whitaker, 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 Whitaker, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (140 people), Accommodation & Food Services (103 people), and Retail Trade (85 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whitaker, PA has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (2.14 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.8 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whitaker, PA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($42,143), Public Administration ($40,972), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,364).

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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

96.3% of the population of Whitaker, PA has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 19.6% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 6.08% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whitaker, 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

3.7%

Uninsured

57.3%

Employer Coverage

19.6%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

6.08%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitaker, PA grew by 87.6% from 1.97% to 3.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitaker, 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

Whitaker, PA is home to a population of 1.13k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.17% of Whitaker, PA residents were born outside of the country (36 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Whitaker, PA is composed of 942 White Alone residents (83.1%), 137 Black or African American Alone residents (12.1%), 39 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.44%), 16 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 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

± 4.6

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whitaker, PA was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Whitaker, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Whitaker, PA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36 people

1.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12 people

As of 2017, 3.17% of Whitaker, PA residents (36 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 Whitaker, PA was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Whitaker, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whitaker, PA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    942 ± 110

  2. Black or African American Alone

    137 ± 67

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 ± 40.3

In 2017, there were 6.88 times more White Alone residents (942 people) in Whitaker, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 137 Black or African American Alone and 39 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

    19 ± 19

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    14 ± 24

  3. Korea

    4 ± 11

Whitaker, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitaker, PA was $62,600 in 2017, which is 0.273 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $63,800 to $62,600, a 1.88% decrease. The homeownership rate in Whitaker, PA is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whitaker, PA have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitaker, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$62,600

2017 Median

± $4,894

$63,800

2016 Median

± $4,482

In 2017, the median property value in Whitaker, PA declined from to $62,600 from the previous year's value of $63,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whitaker, 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 Whitaker, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Household Income

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$40,347

Median Household Income

± $3,879

526

Number of Households

± 81

In 2017, the median household income of the 526 households in Whitaker, PA grew to $40,347 from the previous year's value of $39,167.

The following chart displays the households in Whitaker, 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

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.2% of the housing units in Whitaker, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitaker, PA have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Whitaker, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.9%

  2. Carpooled

    13.8%

  3. Public Transit

    9.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whitaker, PA was Drove Alone (70.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.8%) and those who Public Transit (9.34%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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