Butler County, PA

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2020 Population
187,798
0.481% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
43.4
0.231% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.44%
9.69% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$72,642
2.79% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$216,900
5.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
93,626
0.0672% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Butler County, PA had a population of 188k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $72,642. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Butler County, PA grew from 186,899 to 187,798, a 0.481% increase and its median household income grew from $70,668 to $72,642, a 2.79% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.08%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.985%).

None of the households in Butler 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 Butler County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Butler County, PA are Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (2,481 degrees awarded in 2020), Butler County Community College (532 degrees), and Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology (27 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Butler County, PA was $216,900, and the homeownership rate was 76%.

Most people in Butler County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Butler County, PA is home to a population of 188k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.39% of Butler County, PA residents were born outside of the country (4.49k people).

In 2020, there were 59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Butler County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.44k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Butler County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, PA was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    177k ± 120
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3k ± 403
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.44k ± 257
1.58%
Hispanic Population
2.97k people

In 2020, there were 59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (177k people) in Butler County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.44k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.58% of the people in Butler County, PA are hispanic (2.97k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.39%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.49k people
2.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4.48k people

As of 2020, 2.39% of Butler County, PA residents (4.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Butler County, PA was 2.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,356 ± 362
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,851 ± 280
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,645 ± 255

Butler County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Butler County, PA employs 93.6k people. The largest industries in Butler County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,677 people), Manufacturing (12,445 people), and Retail Trade (10,873 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($128,661), Utilities ($88,843), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,365).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

93.6k
2020 Value
± 2,016
−0.0672%
1 Year decline
± 2.83%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Butler County, PA declined at a rate of −0.0672%, from 93.7k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, PA, are Management Occupations (10,253 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,855 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (9,763 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butler County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

93.6k
2020 Value
± 2,016
−0.0672%
1 Year decline
± 2.83%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Butler County, PA declined at a rate of −0.0672%, from 93.7k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,677 people), Manufacturing (12,445 people), and Retail Trade (10,873 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butler County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Butler 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

$55,183
Median earning men ± $1,712
$35,091
Median earning women ± $1,269

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,716), Information ($78,413), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($71,911).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($52,271), Wholesale Trade ($47,738), and Manufacturing ($46,699).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 2,331
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,218
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,098
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.99M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.56M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $908k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

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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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

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. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Butler County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 65.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.27%).

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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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In 2020, universities in Butler County, PA awarded 3,055 degrees. The student population of Butler County, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 4,737 male students and 7,223 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Butler County, PA are White (2,673 and 88%), followed by Black or African American (109 and 3.59%), Two or More Races (85 and 2.8%), and Hispanic or Latino (78 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Butler County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (2,481 and 81.2%), Butler County Community College (532 and 17.4%), and Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology (27 and 0.884%).

The most popular majors in Butler County, PA are General Special Education & Teaching (186 and 6.09%), Occupational Safety & Health Technology (184 and 6.02%), and General Business Administration & Management (172 and 5.63%).

The median tuition cost in Butler County, PA for a public four year colleges is $7,716 for in-state students and $11,574 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Butler County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 11,960 (39.6% men and 60.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 11,960 students enrolled in Butler County, PA, 39.6% men and 60.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,582 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majors awarded
  2. 184 degree-majors awarded
  3. 145 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Butler County, PA was General Health & Wellness with 142 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,481 degrees awarded
  2. 532 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with 2,481 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Butler County, PA, which is 0.6 times less than the 1,909 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,673 degrees mean that there were 24.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 109 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,716) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,268) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,624) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Butler County, PA was $216,900 in 2020, which is 0.944 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $205,600 to $216,900, a 5.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Butler County, PA is 76%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Butler County, PA have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butler County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Butler County, PA is $72,642. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Butler County, PA was Census Tract 9123.01 with a value of $147,500, followed by Census Tract 9120.01 and Census Tract 9123.04, with respective values of $124,653 and $107,546.

In 2021, 10.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Butler County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.823%.

Property

$216,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,529
$59,092
Median Property Taxes
±$1,489

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

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

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Rent vs Own

76%
Homeownership
2020
64.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 76% of the housing units in Butler County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9123.01
  2. Census Tract 9120.01
  3. Census Tract 9123.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, PA was Census Tract 9123.01 with a value of $147,500, followed by Census Tract 9120.01 and Census Tract 9123.04, with respective values of $124,653 and $107,546.

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

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Household Income

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$72,642
Median Household Income
± $1,549
77.7k
Number of Households
± 1,752

In 2020, the median household income of the 77.7k households in Butler County, PA grew to $72,642 from the previous year's value of $70,668.

The following chart displays the households in Butler 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 Butler County, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.48%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2020, 82% of workers in Butler County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.48%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

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

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, PA have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Butler 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 Butler County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Butler County, PA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Butler County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.823%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.44% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, PA (13.6k out of 182k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 8.1% of the children was living in poverty in Butler County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 100 in Butler County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 47.9 per 100,000 population.

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96.7% of the population of Butler County, PA has health coverage, with 58.3% on employee plans, 9.57% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Butler County, PA see 1528 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (1509 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1342 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 591 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Butler County, PA

Primary care physicians in Butler County, PA see an average of 1,528 patients per year. This represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (1,509 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 41.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.31%
Uninsured
58.3%
Employer Coverage
9.57%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, PA grew by 4.38% from 3.17% to 3.31%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.2 in Butler County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 33% in Butler County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.6% in Butler County, PA.

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