White Oak, PA

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Population

7,774

0.372% decline

Median Age

52


Median Household Income

$56,316

6.39% growth

Poverty Rate

5.64%


Number of Employees

3,993

0.0752% growth

Median Property Value

$100,900

5.1% growth

About

In 2017, White Oak, PA had a population of 7.77k people with a median age of 52 and a median household income of $56,316. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of White Oak, PA declined from 7,803 to 7,774, a -0.372% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,935 to $56,316, a 6.39% increase.

The population of White Oak, PA is 94% White Alone, 3.54% Black or African American Alone, and 0.952% Two or More Races. 3.44% of the people in White Oak, PA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in White Oak, PA are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny (63 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in White Oak, PA is $100,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.6%. Most people in White Oak, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in White Oak, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of White Oak, PA employs 3.99k people. The largest industries in White Oak, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (767 people), Educational Services (502 people), and Retail Trade (412 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,839), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,656), and Public Administration ($56,250).

Median household income in White Oak, PA is $56,316. Males in White Oak, 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 White Oak, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,316

2017 value

± $4,736

6.39%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in White Oak, PA have a median annual income of $56,316, 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 $52,935 in 2016, which represents a 6.39% 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 White Oak, PA 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 White Oak, PA 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 White Oak, PA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for White Oak, 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 5642

  2. Census Tract 5030.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in White Oak, PA was Census Tract 5642 with a value of $57,690, followed by Census Tract 5030.02 and N/A, with respective values of $53,084 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in White Oak, PA (431 out of 7.64k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    411 ± 184

  2. Black

    20 ± 84

  3. Native American

    0 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in White Oak, PA is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

3.99k

2017 Value

± 466

0.0752%

1 Year growth

± 16.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in White Oak, PA grew at a rate of 0.0752%, from 3.99k employees to 3.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in White Oak, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), Sales & Related Occupations (441 people), and Management Occupations (394 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of White Oak, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of White Oak, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), Sales & Related Occupations (441 people), and Management Occupations (394 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Oak, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.65 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of White Oak, PA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,156), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,763), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,256).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.99k

2017 Value

± 466

0.0752%

1 Year growth

± 16.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in White Oak, PA grew at a rate of 0.0752%, from 3.99k employees to 3.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in White Oak, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (767 people), Educational Services (502 people), and Retail Trade (412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of White Oak, PA, though some of these residents may live in White Oak, 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 White Oak, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (767 people), Educational Services (502 people), and Retail Trade (412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, White Oak, PA has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.62 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.57 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in White Oak, PA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,839), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,656), and Public Administration ($56,250).

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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. $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. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $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

95.1% of the population of White Oak, PA has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 5.18% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in White Oak, 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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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 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

4.88%

Uninsured

56.8%

Employer Coverage

5.18%

Medicaid

19.3%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in White Oak, PA declined by 16.9% from 5.87% to 4.88%.

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

White Oak, PA is home to a population of 7.77k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.29% of White Oak, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of White Oak, PA is composed of 7.3k White Alone residents (94%), 275 Black or African American Alone residents (3.54%), 74 Two or More Races residents (0.952%), 60 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.772%), 53 Asian Alone residents (0.682%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.103%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in White Oak, PA are Serbo-Croatian (71 speakers), Chinese (56 speakers), and Spanish or Spanish Creole (47 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

66

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 34.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in White Oak, PA was 52. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 66. But people in White Oak, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all White Oak, PA residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.29% of White Oak, PA residents 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 White Oak, PA was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 White Oak, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 White Oak, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of White Oak, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in White Oak, PA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.3k ± 280

  2. Black or African American Alone

    275 ± 235

  3. Two or More Races

    74 ± 109

In 2017, there were 26.6 times more White Alone residents (7.3k people) in White Oak, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 275 Black or African American Alone and 74 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 White Oak, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Serbo-Croatian

    71 speakers (0.954%)

  2. Chinese

    56 speakers (0.752%)

  3. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    47 speakers (0.631%)

3.44% of White Oak, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in White Oak, PA was Serbo-Croatian. 0.954% of the overall population of White Oak, PA are native Serbo-Croatian speakers. 0.752% speak Chinese and 0.631% speak Serbo-Croatian, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    259 ± 100

  2. Korea

    154 ± 74

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    72 ± 66

White Oak, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in White Oak, PA awarded 63 degrees. The student population of White Oak, PA is skewed towards men, with 334 male students and 216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in White Oak, PA are White (51 and 81%), followed by Black or African American (8 and 12.7%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 3.17%), and Asian (1 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in White Oak, PA by number of degrees awarded are Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny (63 and 100%).

The most popular majors in White Oak, PA are General Business Administration & Management (31 and 49.2%), General Psychology (14 and 22.2%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (7 and 11.1%).

The median tuition costs in White Oak, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,718 and $19,598 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 7 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in White Oak, PA was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 7 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

63 degrees awarded

$12,718

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the White Oak, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny with 63 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

37

Degrees Awarded to Men

26

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 37 men were awarded degrees from institutions in White Oak, PA, which is 1.42 times more than the 26 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

    51 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in White Oak, PA were to White students. These 51 degrees mean that there were 6.38 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in White Oak, PA was $100,900 in 2017, which is 0.464 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,000 to $100,900, a 5.1% increase. The homeownership rate in White Oak, PA is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in White Oak, PA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in White Oak, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,316

Median Household Income

± $4,736

3.67k

Number of Households

± 404

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.67k households in White Oak, PA grew to $56,316 from the previous year's value of $52,935.

The following chart displays the households in White Oak, 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$100,900

2017 Median

± $8,805

$96,000

2016 Median

± $8,138

In 2017, the median property value in White Oak, PA grew to to $100,900 from the previous year's value of $96,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in White Oak, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In White Oak, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.6% of the housing units in White Oak, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in White Oak, 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 White Oak, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in White Oak, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in White Oak, PA have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.234% of the workforce in White Oak, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Public Transit

    3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in White Oak, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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