Sunbury, PA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
91,340
0.559% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
0.225% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
0.197% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,952
9.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$141,300
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
41,461
0.145% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sunbury, PA had a population of 91.3k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $55,952. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sunbury, PA declined from 91,853 to 91,340, a −0.559% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,005 to $55,952, a 9.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sunbury, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.45%), and White (Hispanic) (1.32%).

None of the households in Sunbury, 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.

99.4% of the residents in Sunbury, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sunbury, PA are Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career (406422) (50 degrees awarded in 2022) and Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury (36 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sunbury, PA was $141,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.8%.

Most people in Sunbury, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sunbury, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sunbury, PA is home to a population of 91.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.23% of Sunbury, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.12k people).

In 2022, there were 37.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.9k people) in Sunbury, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Sunbury, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sunbury, 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 Sunbury, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.9k ± 266
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.22k ± 177
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.74k ± 269
4.25%
Hispanic Population
3.88k people

In 2022, there were 37.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.9k people) in Sunbury, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.25% of the people in Sunbury, PA are hispanic (3.88k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.12k people
1.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.22k people

As of 2022, 1.23% of Sunbury, PA residents (1.12k 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 Sunbury, PA was 1.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,096 ± 227
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,050 ± 255
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    888 ± 192

Sunbury, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sunbury, PA employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Sunbury, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,764 people), Retail Trade (5,759 people), and Manufacturing (5,554 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,250), Public Administration ($58,443), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,966).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.5k
2022 Value
± 1,306
−0.145%
1 Year decline
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunbury, PA declined at a rate of −0.145%, from 41.5k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sunbury, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,472 people), Material Moving Occupations (3,666 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,618 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sunbury, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

41.5k
2022 Value
± 1,306
−0.145%
1 Year decline
± 4.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sunbury, PA declined at a rate of −0.145%, from 41.5k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sunbury, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,764 people), Retail Trade (5,759 people), and Manufacturing (5,554 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sunbury, PA, though some of these residents may live in Sunbury, 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

$46,852
Median earning men ± $991
$33,060
Median earning women ± $1,037

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($67,131), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,220), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,406).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,547), Public Administration ($44,919), and Information ($40,363).

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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. 682
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 366
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 352
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Sunbury, PA awarded 86 degrees. The student population of Sunbury, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 47 male students and 76 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sunbury, PA are White (82 and 95.3%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 2.33%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.33%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Sunbury, PA by number of degrees awarded are Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career (406422) (50 and 58.1%) and Triangle Tech Inc-Sunbury (36 and 41.9%).

The most popular majors in Sunbury, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (50 and 58.1%), Welding Technology (15 and 17.4%), and Electrician (13 and 15.1%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Sunbury, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 77.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 123 (38.2% men and 61.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 123 students enrolled in Sunbury, PA, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 110 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sunbury, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 50 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sunbury, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit LPN Career (406422) with 50 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 36 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sunbury, PA, which is 0.72 times less than the 50 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 82 degrees mean that there were 41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($17,892) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($809) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,137) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sunbury, PA was $141,300 in 2022, which is 0.501 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,700 to $141,300, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sunbury, PA is 73.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sunbury, PA have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sunbury, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sunbury, PA is $55,952. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Sunbury, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

Property

$141,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,860
$27,875
Median Property Taxes
±$951

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 Sunbury, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.8% of the housing units in Sunbury, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sunbury, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $118,574, followed by Bucks County, PA and Montgomery County, PA, with respective values of $107,826 and $107,441.

The following map shows all of the counties in Sunbury, 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.
$55,952
Median Household Income
± $1,495
37.8k
Number of Households
± 1,207

In 2022, the median household income of the 37.8k households in Sunbury, PA grew to $55,952 from the previous year's value of $51,005.

The following chart displays the households in Sunbury, 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 Sunbury, 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 (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.39%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Sunbury, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.7%) and those who worked at home (7.39%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sunbury, PA have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.37% of the workforce in Sunbury, 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 Sunbury, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sunbury, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sunbury, PA (10.9k out of 87.7k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

95.4% of the population of Sunbury, PA has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.832% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.6%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
0.832%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sunbury, PA declined by 1.06% from 4.65% to 4.6%.

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