Meadville, PA

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Population

13,105

0.221% decline

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$33,848

2.81% decline

Poverty Rate

24.9%


Number of Employees

5,599

0.305% growth

Median Property Value

$103,800

5.6% growth

About

In 2017, Meadville, PA had a population of 13.1k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $33,848. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meadville, PA declined from 13,134 to 13,105, a -0.221% decrease and its median household income declined from $34,826 to $33,848, a -2.81% decrease.

The population of Meadville, PA is 88.1% White Alone, 5.58% Black or African American Alone, and 2.85% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Meadville, PA speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Meadville, PA are Allegheny College (522 degrees awarded in 2017), Precision Manufacturing Institute (79 degrees), and Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program (17 degrees).

The median property value in Meadville, PA is $103,800, and the homeownership rate is 38.5%. Most people in Meadville, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Meadville, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Meadville, PA employs 5.6k people. The largest industries in Meadville, PA are Educational Services (1,190 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (992 people), and Manufacturing (592 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($43,635), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,216), and Public Administration ($37,250).

Median household income in Meadville, PA is $33,848. Males in Meadville, 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 Meadville, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,848

2017 value

± $6,638

-2.81%

1 Year Growth

± 24.4%

Households in Meadville, PA have a median annual income of $33,848, 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 $34,826 in 2016, which represents a -2.81% 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 Meadville, 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 1117

  2. Census Tract 1115

  3. Census Tract 1116

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meadville, PA was Census Tract 1117 with a value of $56,397, followed by Census Tract 1115 and Census Tract 1116, with respective values of $35,923 and $22,604.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meadville, PA (2.84k out of 11.4k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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. White

    2,345 ± 385

  2. Black

    316 ± 129

  3. Two Or More

    134 ± 83

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meadville, PA is White, followed by Black 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

5.6k

2017 Value

± 484

0.305%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meadville, PA grew at a rate of 0.305%, from 5.58k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meadville, PA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (638 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (615 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (470 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (638 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (615 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (470 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Meadville, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.05 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,750), Legal Occupations ($51,250), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($43,516).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.6k

2017 Value

± 484

0.305%

1 Year growth

± 12.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meadville, PA grew at a rate of 0.305%, from 5.58k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meadville, PA, are Educational Services (1,190 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (992 people), and Manufacturing (592 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meadville, PA, though some of these residents may live in Meadville, 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 Meadville, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,190 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (992 people), and Manufacturing (592 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Meadville, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.29 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.48 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meadville, PA, by median earnings, are Construction ($43,635), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,216), and Public Administration ($37,250).

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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

91.5% of the population of Meadville, PA has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 23.8% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Meadville, 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

8.53%

Uninsured

41.3%

Employer Coverage

23.8%

Medicaid

13.6%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meadville, PA grew by 0.983% from 8.45% to 8.53%.

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

Meadville, PA is home to a population of 13.1k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.18% of Meadville, PA residents were born outside of the country (286 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Meadville, PA is composed of 11.6k White Alone residents (88.1%), 731 Black or African American Alone residents (5.58%), 373 Two or More Races residents (2.85%), 332 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.53%), 112 Asian Alone residents (0.855%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0534%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meadville, PA was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Meadville, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Meadville, PA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

286 people

2.55%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

335 people

As of 2017, 2.18% of Meadville, PA residents (286 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 Meadville, PA was 2.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Meadville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meadville, PA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.6k ± 235

  2. Black or African American Alone

    731 ± 225

  3. Two or More Races

    373 ± 132

In 2017, there were 15.8 times more White Alone residents (11.6k people) in Meadville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 731 Black or African American Alone and 373 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    179 ± 79

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    101 ± 82

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    72 ± 47

Meadville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Meadville, PA awarded 618 degrees. The student population of Meadville, PA is skewed towards women, with 855 male students and 1,009 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Meadville, PA are White (523 and 86.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.82%), Two or More Races (22 and 3.65%), and Black or African American (18 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Meadville, PA by number of degrees awarded are Allegheny College (522 and 84.5%), Precision Manufacturing Institute (79 and 12.8%), and Crawford County Career and Technical Center Practical Nursing Program (17 and 2.75%).

The most popular majors in Meadville, PA are General Biological Sciences (59 and 9.55%), General Economics (52 and 8.41%), and General Psychology (49 and 7.93%).

The median tuition costs in Meadville, PA are $45,470 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. 59 degrees awarded

  2. 52 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Meadville, PA was General Biological Sciences with 59 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 522 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$45,470

Median Private

In 2017, the Meadville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Allegheny College with 522 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

327

Degrees Awarded to Men

291

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 327 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Meadville, PA, which is 1.12 times more than the 291 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

    523 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    22 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Meadville, PA were to White students. These 523 degrees mean that there were 18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meadville, PA was $103,800 in 2017, which is 0.452 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,300 to $103,800, a 5.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Meadville, PA is 38.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meadville, PA have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meadville, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,800

2017 Median

± $9,580

$98,300

2016 Median

± $9,159

In 2017, the median property value in Meadville, PA grew to to $103,800 from the previous year's value of $98,300.

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

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Household Income

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$33,848

Median Household Income

± $6,638

5.38k

Number of Households

± 478

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.38k households in Meadville, PA declined from $33,848 from the previous year's value of $34,826.

The following chart displays the households in Meadville, 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

38.5%

2017 Homeownership

43.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 38.5% of the housing units in Meadville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.6%.

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

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Commute Time

14.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meadville, PA have a shorter commute time (14.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in Meadville, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.6%

  2. Walked

    21.4%

  3. Carpooled

    9.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meadville, PA was Drove Alone (62.6%), followed by those who Walked (21.4%) and those who Carpooled (9.21%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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