Easton, PA

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Population

27,045

0.115% growth

Median Age

34.2


Median Household Income

$46,835

3.25% growth

Poverty Rate

18.6%


Number of Employees

12,319

2.88% growth

Median Property Value

$127,700

0.314% growth

About

In 2017, Easton, PA had a population of 27k people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $46,835. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Easton, PA grew from 27,014 to 27,045, a 0.115% increase and its median household income grew from $45,361 to $46,835, a 3.25% increase.

The population of Easton, PA is 56.5% White Alone, 21.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Easton, PA speak a non-English language, and 92.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Easton, PA are Lafayette College (723 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Easton, PA is $127,700, and the homeownership rate is 45.4%. Most people in Easton, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Easton, PA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Easton, PA employs 12.3k people. The largest industries in Easton, PA are Manufacturing (2,069 people), Retail Trade (1,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,368 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,469), Information ($65,227), and Public Administration ($46,362).

Median household income in Easton, PA is $46,835. Males in Easton, 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 Easton, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,835

2017 value

± $2,844

3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 9.35%

Households in Easton, PA have a median annual income of $46,835, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,361 in 2016, which represents a 3.25% 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 Easton, 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 141

  2. Census Tract 145

  3. Census Tract 147

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Easton, PA was Census Tract 141 with a value of $84,318, followed by Census Tract 145 and Census Tract 147, with respective values of $55,233 and $53,702.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Easton, PA (4.39k out of 23.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    2,529 ± 371

  2. Hispanic

    1,673 ± 336

  3. Black

    716 ± 197

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Easton, 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

12.3k

2017 Value

± 825

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 9.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Easton, PA grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 12k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Easton, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,575 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,290 people), and Production Occupations (1,168 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Easton, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Easton, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,575 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,290 people), and Production Occupations (1,168 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Easton, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.34 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.21 times), and Production Occupations (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Easton, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($146,964), Management Occupations ($54,383), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($53,733).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.3k

2017 Value

± 825

2.88%

1 Year growth

± 9.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Easton, PA grew at a rate of 2.88%, from 12k employees to 12.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Easton, PA, are Manufacturing (2,069 people), Retail Trade (1,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,368 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Easton, PA, though some of these residents may live in Easton, 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 Easton, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,069 people), Retail Trade (1,438 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,368 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Easton, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.13 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.67 times), and Manufacturing (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Easton, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,469), Information ($65,227), and Public Administration ($46,362).

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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. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% 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. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

86.6% of the population of Easton, PA has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.268% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Easton, 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).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

44.2%

Employer Coverage

21.1%

Medicaid

9.29%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

0.268%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Easton, PA declined by 5.04% from 14.1% to 13.4%.

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

Easton, PA is home to a population of 27k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Easton, PA residents were born outside of the country (3.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Easton, PA is composed of 15.3k White Alone residents (56.5%), 5.87k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.7%), 3.55k Black or African American Alone residents (13.1%), 1.27k Two or More Races residents (4.7%), 879 Asian Alone residents (3.25%), 161 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.595%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0444%), and 6 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0222%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Easton, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Easton, PA was 34.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Easton, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Easton, PA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    3.45k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Easton, PA residents (3.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Easton, PA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

92.1%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.1% of Easton, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Easton, PA was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.3k ± 678

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.87k ± 911

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.55k ± 527

In 2017, there were 2.6 times more White Alone residents (15.3k people) in Easton, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.87k Hispanic or Latino and 3.55k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Easton, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Easton, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Easton, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Easton, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    387 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    198 ± 103

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    152 ± 87

Easton, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Easton, PA awarded 723 degrees. The student population of Easton, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,248 male students and 1,302 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Easton, PA are White (489 and 71.6%), followed by Unknown (81 and 11.9%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 5.71%), and Black or African American (33 and 4.83%).

The largest universities in Easton, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lafayette College (723 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Easton, PA are General Economics (125 and 17.3%), General Political Science & Government (50 and 6.92%), and General Psychology (48 and 6.64%).

The median tuition costs in Easton, PA are $48,450 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 125 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Easton, PA was General Economics with 125 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Easton, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

723 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$48,450

Median Private

In 2016, the Easton, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lafayette College with 723 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

378

Degrees Awarded to Men

345

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 378 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Easton, PA, which is 1.1 times more than the 345 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    489 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    81 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Easton, PA were to White students. These 489 degrees mean that there were 6.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 81 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Easton, PA was $127,700 in 2017, which is 0.587 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $127,300 to $127,700, a 0.314% increase. The homeownership rate in Easton, PA is 45.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Easton, PA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Easton, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,835

Median Household Income

± $2,844

9.52k

Number of Households

± 640

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.52k households in Easton, PA grew to $46,835 from the previous year's value of $45,361.

The following chart displays the households in Easton, 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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Housing

Property Value

$127,700

2017 Median

± $6,911

$127,300

2016 Median

± $7,661

In 2017, the median property value in Easton, PA grew to to $127,700 from the previous year's value of $127,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Easton, 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 Easton, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

45.4%

2017 Homeownership

45.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.4% of the housing units in Easton, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Easton, PA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.1% of the workforce in Easton, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Walked

    6.63%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Easton, PA was Drove Alone (70.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Walked (6.63%).

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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