Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
132,817
0.672% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0.227% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.77%
4.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,500
6.98% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$237,500
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
62,557
0.432% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA had a population of 133k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $79,500. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA grew from 131,931 to 132,817, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $74,314 to $79,500, a 6.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.48%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), and White (Hispanic) (2.58%).

8.52% of the households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, 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.

97.7% of the residents in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are Lehigh Carbon Community College (953 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was $237,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%.

Most people in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA is home to a population of 133k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.12% of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (8.12k people).

In 2022, there were 24.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are Spanish (5,000 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (716 households), and Gujarati (678 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
67,448
Women
50.7%
65,462
Men
49.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 132,910 inhabitants, with 49.3% men, and 50.7% women.

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Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    112k ± 1.47k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.63k ± 1.24k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.63k ± 994
7.52%
Hispanic Population
9.99k people

In 2022, there were 24.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (112k people) in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.63k Two+ (Hispanic) and 3.63k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.52% of the people in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are hispanic (9.99k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,339 ± 894 people
  2. Kenya
    855 ± 716 people
  3. China
    823 ± 702 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was India, the natal country of 1,339 Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA residents, followed by Kenya with 855 and China with 823.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.12k people
5.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.16k people

As of 2022, 6.12% of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA residents (8.12k 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 Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was 5.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,000 households (3.98%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    716 households (0.569%)
  3. Gujarati
    678 households (0.539%)

8.52% of the households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was Spanish. 3.98% of the households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,495 ± 483
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,443 ± 404
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    911 ± 227

Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA employs 62.6k people. The largest industries in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,273 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,250 people), and Construction (3,647 people), and the highest paying industries are Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($229,968), Air transportation ($204,523), and Other administrative & other support services ($161,612).

Males in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,003. The income inequality in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,345
Women
45.8%
33,478
Men
54.2%

The workforce of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA in 2020 was 61,823 people, with 45.8% woman, and 54.2% men.

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Occupations

62.6k
2022 Value
0.432%
1 Year growth
± 0.432%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.432%, from 62.3k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,355 people), Registered nurses (1,849 people), and Other managers (1,363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

62.6k
2022 Value
0.432%
1 Year growth
± 0.432%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.432%, from 62.3k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,273 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (4,250 people), and Construction (3,647 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, 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

$58,414
Median earning men ± $1,580
$40,687
Median earning women ± $2,193

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,418), Information ($82,500), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,327).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($57,011), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,383), and Wholesale Trade ($56,134).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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.

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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 Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA awarded 953 degrees. The student population of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,265 male students and 3,977 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are White (518 and 54.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (217 and 22.8%), Two or More Races (100 and 10.5%), and Black or African American (64 and 6.72%).

The largest universities in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lehigh Carbon Community College (953 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA are Registered Nursing (141 and 14.8%), General Studies (133 and 14%), and General Health Services (74 and 7.76%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 6,242 students enrolled in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA, 36.3% men and 63.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,360 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 141 degrees awarded
  2. 132 degrees awarded
  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was Registered Nursing with 141 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
953 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lehigh Carbon Community College with 953 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA, which is 0.387 times less than the 687 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 518 degrees mean that there were 2.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 217 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($7,320) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,710) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.553% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.319% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (40.5k), Bachelors Degree (16.9k), and Some college (16.1k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was $237,500 in 2022, which is 0.842 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,500 to $237,500, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA is 78.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 29.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA is $79,500. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$237,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,655
$41,053
Median Property Taxes
±$1,435

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
Homeownership
2022
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.9% of the housing units in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

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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.
$79,500
Median Household Income
± $1,762
52k
Number of Households
± 1,768

In 2022, the median household income of the 52k households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA grew to $79,500 from the previous year's value of $74,314.

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Wage Distribution

0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.52% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.69%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.69%).

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Commute Time

29.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (29.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.44% of the workforce in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, 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 & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA (11.5k out of 131k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, 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

95.7% of the population of Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.15% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 16.6% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.31%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carbon & Lehigh (North) Counties PUMA, PA grew by 15.1% from 3.74% to 4.31%.

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