Wilkinsburg, PA

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Population

15,748

0.31% decline

Poverty Rate

25.1%


Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$32,961

2.78% decline

Number of Employees

7,374

0.862% growth

Median Property Value

$79,800

2.44% growth

About

In 2017, Wilkinsburg, PA had a population of 15.7k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $32,961. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilkinsburg, PA declined from 15,797 to 15,748, a -0.31% decrease and its median household income declined from $33,905 to $32,961, a -2.78% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinsburg, PA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.927%). N/A% of the people in Wilkinsburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilkinsburg, PA is $79,800, and the homeownership rate is 37.6%. Most people in Wilkinsburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilkinsburg, PA is 1 car per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Wilkinsburg, PA employs 7.37k people. The largest industries in Wilkinsburg, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,007 people), Educational Services (925 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (679 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($56,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,865), and Construction ($53,269).

Median household income in Wilkinsburg, PA is $32,961. Males in Wilkinsburg, 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 Wilkinsburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,961

2017 value

± $2,666

-2.78%

1 Year Growth

± 11.4%

Households in Wilkinsburg, PA have a median annual income of $32,961, 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 $33,905 in 2016, which represents a -2.78% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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.

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 Wilkinsburg, 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 5605

  2. Census Tract 5614

  3. Census Tract 5615

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilkinsburg, PA was Census Tract 5605 with a value of $53,910, followed by Census Tract 5614 and Census Tract 5615, with respective values of $31,690 and $31,687.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilkinsburg, PA (3.91k out of 15.6k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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. Black

    3,032 ± 452

  2. White

    638 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    200 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wilkinsburg, PA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

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

7.37k

2017 Value

± 577

0.862%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkinsburg, PA grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 7.31k employees to 7.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilkinsburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,036 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (634 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (606 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilkinsburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilkinsburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,036 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (634 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (606 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wilkinsburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.23 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.15 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilkinsburg, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,083), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,132), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.37k

2017 Value

± 577

0.862%

1 Year growth

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilkinsburg, PA grew at a rate of 0.862%, from 7.31k employees to 7.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilkinsburg, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,007 people), Educational Services (925 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (679 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilkinsburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Wilkinsburg, 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 Wilkinsburg, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,007 people), Educational Services (925 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wilkinsburg, PA has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.96 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.48 times), and Educational Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilkinsburg, PA, by median earnings, are Information ($56,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,865), and Construction ($53,269).

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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

90.6% of the population of Wilkinsburg, PA has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 26.8% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilkinsburg, PA see 914 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.868% decrease from the previous year (922 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1057 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 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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914 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allegheny County, PA see an average of 914 patients per year. This represents a 0.868% decrease from the previous year (922 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Allegheny 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 

$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

9.43%

Uninsured

36.2%

Employer Coverage

26.8%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilkinsburg, PA declined by 19.2% from 11.7% to 9.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wilkinsburg, 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%.

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Diversity

Wilkinsburg, PA is home to a population of 15.7k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.07% of Wilkinsburg, PA residents were born outside of the country (484 people).

In 2017, there were 1.92 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.42k people) in Wilkinsburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.91k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilkinsburg, PA was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Wilkinsburg, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wilkinsburg, PA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

484 people

2.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

388 people

As of 2017, 3.07% of Wilkinsburg, PA residents (484 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 Wilkinsburg, PA was 2.46%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Wilkinsburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilkinsburg, PA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilkinsburg, PA

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    9.42k ± 436

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.91k ± 390

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    693 ± 246

In 2017, there were 1.92 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.42k people) in Wilkinsburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.91k White (Non-Hispanic) and 693 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    302 ± 119

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    110 ± 74

  3. Korea

    103 ± 87

Wilkinsburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilkinsburg, PA was $79,800 in 2017, which is 0.347 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,900 to $79,800, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilkinsburg, PA is 37.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilkinsburg, PA have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilkinsburg, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$79,800

2017 Median

± $10,801

$77,900

2016 Median

± $8,593

In 2017, the median property value in Wilkinsburg, PA grew to to $79,800 from the previous year's value of $77,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wilkinsburg, 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 Wilkinsburg, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$32,961

Median Household Income

± $2,666

8.68k

Number of Households

± 657

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.68k households in Wilkinsburg, PA declined from $32,961 from the previous year's value of $33,905.

The following chart displays the households in Wilkinsburg, 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

37.6%

2017 Homeownership

38.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 37.6% of the housing units in Wilkinsburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.4%.

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

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilkinsburg, PA have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Wilkinsburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    52.3%

  2. Public Transit

    26.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wilkinsburg, PA was Drove Alone (52.3%), followed by those who Public Transit (26.1%) and those who Worked At Home (7.91%).

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

1 car

Average Number

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

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