Carbon County, PA

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2022 Population
65,018
0.349% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.3
0.216% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
5.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,538
8.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$179,600
13.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carbon County, PA had a population of 65k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $64,538. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carbon County, PA grew from 64,792 to 65,018, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $59,289 to $64,538, a 8.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.39%), White (Hispanic) (2.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%).

None of the households in Carbon 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.

98.9% of the residents in Carbon County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Carbon County, PA was $179,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Carbon County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carbon County, PA is home to a population of 65k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.55% of Carbon County, PA residents were born outside of the country (2.31k people).

In 2022, there were 37.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.3k people) in Carbon County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Carbon County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon County, PA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.3k ± 343
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 452
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.36k ± 391
5.98%
Hispanic Population
3.89k people

In 2022, there were 37.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.3k people) in Carbon County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.98% of the people in Carbon County, PA are hispanic (3.89k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.55%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.31k people
2.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.91k people

As of 2022, 3.55% of Carbon County, PA residents (2.31k 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 Carbon County, PA was 2.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,927 ± 296
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    735 ± 267
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    370 ± 162

Carbon County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carbon County, PA employs 30.8k people. The largest industries in Carbon County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,257 people), Manufacturing (3,983 people), and Retail Trade (3,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($139,205), Public Administration ($58,648), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,500).

Occupations

30.8k
2022 Value
± 1,398
0.27%
1 Year growth
± 6.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, PA grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 30.7k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,438 people), Production Occupations (2,600 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30.8k
2022 Value
± 1,398
0.27%
1 Year growth
± 6.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon County, PA grew at a rate of 0.27%, from 30.7k employees to 30.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,257 people), Manufacturing (3,983 people), and Retail Trade (3,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Carbon 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

$47,694
Median earning men ± $1,876
$34,292
Median earning women ± $2,491

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,333), Information ($70,288), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($59,808).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,972), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,146), and Manufacturing ($49,350).

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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. 603
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 230
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 221
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carbon County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

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

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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon County, PA was $179,600 in 2022, which is 0.637 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,800 to $179,600, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon County, PA is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carbon County, PA have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon County, PA is $64,538. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon County, PA was Census Tract 207 with a value of $73,874, followed by Census Tract 201.03 and Census Tract 209, with respective values of $67,538 and $66,358.

Property

$179,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,300
$20,015
Median Property Taxes
±$1,052

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 Carbon County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Carbon County, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Carbon County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207
  2. Census Tract 201.03
  3. Census Tract 209

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon County, PA was Census Tract 207 with a value of $73,874, followed by Census Tract 201.03 and Census Tract 209, with respective values of $67,538 and $66,358.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,538
Median Household Income
± $3,424
26.7k
Number of Households
± 1,222

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.7k households in Carbon County, PA grew to $64,538 from the previous year's value of $59,289.

The following chart displays the households in Carbon 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 Carbon 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 (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.83%)

In 2022, 80.7% of workers in Carbon County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (6.83%).

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

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon County, PA have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.6% of the workforce in Carbon County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon County, PA (7.55k out of 64k 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 Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

94.7% of the population of Carbon County, PA has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, PA see 2377 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0841% decrease from the previous year (2379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2373 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1393 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,377 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carbon County, PA

Primary care physicians in Carbon County, PA see an average of 2,377 patients per year. This represents a 0.0841% decrease from the previous year (2,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carbon 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 20.3% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 41.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.34%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
0.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon County, PA grew by 19.5% from 4.47% to 5.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carbon County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.7 in Carbon County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 34.8% in Carbon County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.71% in Carbon County, PA.

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