Susquehanna County, PA

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2022 Population
38,540
0.905% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.5
0.206% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.2%
4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,968
7.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$199,000
13.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Susquehanna County, PA had a population of 38.5k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $63,968. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Susquehanna County, PA declined from 38,892 to 38,540, a −0.905% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,391 to $63,968, a 7.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Susquehanna County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), White (Hispanic) (1.07%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.592%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.42%).

None of the households in Susquehanna 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.

99.3% of the residents in Susquehanna County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Susquehanna County, PA are Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (39 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Susquehanna County, PA was $199,000, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%.

Most people in Susquehanna County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Susquehanna County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Susquehanna County, PA is home to a population of 38.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.77% of Susquehanna County, PA residents were born outside of the country (682 people).

In 2022, there were 49.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Susquehanna County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 745 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 414 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Susquehanna County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Susquehanna County, PA was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Susquehanna County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.7k ± 66
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    745 ± 83.5
  3. White (Hispanic)
    414 ± 69
1.92%
Hispanic Population
739 people

In 2022, there were 49.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.7k people) in Susquehanna County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 745 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 414 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.92% of the people in Susquehanna County, PA are hispanic (739 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
682 people
1.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
690 people

As of 2022, 1.77% of Susquehanna County, PA residents (682 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Susquehanna County, PA was 1.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,081 ± 138
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    405 ± 84
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    324 ± 70

Susquehanna County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Susquehanna County, PA employs 16.8k people. The largest industries in Susquehanna County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,354 people), Retail Trade (2,156 people), and Manufacturing (1,955 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,000), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,458), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,417).

Occupations

16.8k
2022 Value
± 560
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 4.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Susquehanna County, PA declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 17k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Susquehanna County, PA, are Management Occupations (1,907 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,650 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,647 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Susquehanna County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.8k
2022 Value
± 560
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 4.73%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Susquehanna County, PA declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 17k employees to 16.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Susquehanna County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,354 people), Retail Trade (2,156 people), and Manufacturing (1,955 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Susquehanna County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Susquehanna County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,613
Median earning men ± $2,708
$32,987
Median earning women ± $1,558

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,108), and Information ($57,656).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($42,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,875), and Wholesale Trade ($40,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 271
    Manufacturing
  2. 173
    Retail Trade
  3. 172
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Susquehanna County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 69.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.42%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman 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 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Susquehanna County, PA awarded 39 degrees. The student population of Susquehanna County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6 male students and 36 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Susquehanna County, PA are White (36 and 92.3%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 5.13%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 2.56%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Susquehanna County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (39 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Susquehanna County, PA are General Cosmetology (16 and 41%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (15 and 38.5%), and Massage Therapy (4 and 10.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Susquehanna County, PA was $199,000 in 2022, which is 0.706 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,000 to $199,000, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Susquehanna County, PA is 78.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Susquehanna County, PA have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Susquehanna County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Susquehanna County, PA is $63,968. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Susquehanna County, PA was Census Tract 328 with a value of $76,414, followed by Census Tract 321 and Census Tract 329.01, with respective values of $75,550 and $73,167.

Property

$199,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,964
$12,284
Median Property Taxes
±$429

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Susquehanna County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.5% of the housing units in Susquehanna County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 328
  2. Census Tract 321
  3. Census Tract 329.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Susquehanna County, PA was Census Tract 328 with a value of $76,414, followed by Census Tract 321 and Census Tract 329.01, with respective values of $75,550 and $73,167.

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

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Household Income

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$63,968
Median Household Income
± $2,010
15.6k
Number of Households
± 505

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.6k households in Susquehanna County, PA grew to $63,968 from the previous year's value of $59,391.

The following chart displays the households in Susquehanna 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Susquehanna County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.83%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Susquehanna County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.83%).

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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Commute Time

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Susquehanna County, PA have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Susquehanna County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Susquehanna County, PA (4.25k out of 38.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Susquehanna County, PA is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

93.6% of the population of Susquehanna County, PA has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Susquehanna County, PA see 2689 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.628% decrease from the previous year (2706 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5001 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1291 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,689 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Susquehanna County, PA

Primary care physicians in Susquehanna County, PA see an average of 2,689 patients per year. This represents a 0.628% decrease from the previous year (2,706 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.42%
Uninsured
42.3%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Susquehanna County, PA grew by 1.3% from 6.34% to 6.42%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.2 in Susquehanna County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.5% in Susquehanna County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.46% in Susquehanna County, PA.

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