Westmoreland County, PA

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2022 Population
354,414
0.195% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
47.2
0.212% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.73%
1.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,454
7.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$181,600
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
171,612
0.466% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Westmoreland County, PA had a population of 354k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $69,454. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Westmoreland County, PA declined from 355,107 to 354,414, a −0.195% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,708 to $69,454, a 7.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Westmoreland County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.937%), and White (Hispanic) (0.611%).

None of the households in Westmoreland 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.

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

The largest universities in Westmoreland County, PA are Westmoreland County Community College (651 degrees awarded in 2022), Seton Hill University (614 degrees), and Saint Vincent College (412 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Westmoreland County, PA was $181,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Westmoreland County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Westmoreland County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Westmoreland County, PA is home to a population of 354k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.61% of Westmoreland County, PA residents were born outside of the country (5.71k people).

In 2022, there were 35.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (328k people) in Westmoreland County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Westmoreland County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Westmoreland County, PA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Westmoreland County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    328k ± 683
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.13k ± 942
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.58k ± 634
1.36%
Hispanic Population
4.83k people

In 2022, there were 35.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (328k people) in Westmoreland County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.13k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 8.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.36% of the people in Westmoreland County, PA are hispanic (4.83k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Westmoreland County, 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

1.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.71k people
1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.75k people

As of 2022, 1.61% of Westmoreland County, PA residents (5.71k 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 Westmoreland County, PA was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,448 ± 611
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,754 ± 508
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,523 ± 365

Westmoreland County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Westmoreland County, PA employs 172k people. The largest industries in Westmoreland County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,414 people), Manufacturing (25,098 people), and Retail Trade (21,063 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,781), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,875), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,583).

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

172k
2022 Value
± 2,989
−0.466%
1 Year decline
± 2.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westmoreland County, PA declined at a rate of −0.466%, from 172k employees to 172k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Westmoreland County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,587 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,253 people), and Management Occupations (17,135 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Westmoreland County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

172k
2022 Value
± 2,989
−0.466%
1 Year decline
± 2.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Westmoreland County, PA declined at a rate of −0.466%, from 172k employees to 172k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Westmoreland County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (28,414 people), Manufacturing (25,098 people), and Retail Trade (21,063 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Westmoreland County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Westmoreland 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

$56,474
Median earning men ± $1,041
$36,321
Median earning women ± $856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($75,769), Public Administration ($71,780), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,761), and Information ($47,644).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,916
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,375
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,896
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Westmoreland County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.2%), 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.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Westmoreland County, PA awarded 2,330 degrees. The student population of Westmoreland County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,014 male students and 5,914 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Westmoreland County, PA are White (1,995 and 86.6%), followed by Black or African American (89 and 3.86%), Two or More Races (85 and 3.69%), and Hispanic or Latino (72 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in Westmoreland County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Westmoreland County Community College (651 and 27.9%), Seton Hill University (614 and 26.4%), and Saint Vincent College (412 and 17.7%).

The most popular majors in Westmoreland County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (129 and 5.54%), Registered Nursing (97 and 4.16%), and General Biological Sciences (95 and 4.08%).

The median tuition costs in Westmoreland County, PA are $39,244 for private four year colleges, and $13,742 and $24,310 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in Westmoreland County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,928 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,928 students enrolled in Westmoreland County, PA, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,920 records, of which 60.9% were women and 39.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 93 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Westmoreland County, PA was General Biological Sciences with 93 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 651 degrees awarded
  2. 614 degrees awarded
  3. 412 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Westmoreland County Community College with 651 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 913 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Westmoreland County, PA, which is 0.644 times less than the 1,417 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 1,995 degrees mean that there were 22.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,244) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,044) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) 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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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 Westmoreland County, PA was $181,600 in 2022, which is 0.644 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $181,600, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Westmoreland County, PA is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Westmoreland County, PA have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Westmoreland County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Westmoreland County, PA is $69,454. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Westmoreland County, PA was Census Tract 8021.03 with a value of $154,107, followed by Census Tract 8020.01 and Census Tract 8021.01, with respective values of $136,339 and $132,332.

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Westmoreland County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.953%.

Property

$181,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,006
$119,358
Median Property Taxes
±$2,268

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Westmoreland County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8021.03
  2. Census Tract 8020.01
  3. Census Tract 8021.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Westmoreland County, PA was Census Tract 8021.03 with a value of $154,107, followed by Census Tract 8020.01 and Census Tract 8021.01, with respective values of $136,339 and $132,332.

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

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Household Income

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$69,454
Median Household Income
± $1,383
153k
Number of Households
± 2,661

In 2022, the median household income of the 153k households in Westmoreland County, PA grew to $69,454 from the previous year's value of $64,708.

The following chart displays the households in Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 (79.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.78%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Westmoreland County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.78%).

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Westmoreland County, PA have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Westmoreland County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Westmoreland County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.953%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Westmoreland County, PA (33.8k out of 347k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Westmoreland County, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Westmoreland County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 169 in Westmoreland County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 8.33 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.8% of the population of Westmoreland County, PA has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.993% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Westmoreland County, PA see 1327 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (1308 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1496 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 552 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Westmoreland County, PA

Primary care physicians in Westmoreland County, PA see an average of 1,327 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (1,308 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.23%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.993%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Westmoreland County, PA grew by 0.852% from 3.2% to 3.23%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.1 in Westmoreland County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 35.5% in Westmoreland County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.52% in Westmoreland County, PA.

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