Forest County, PA

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2022 Population
6,959
2.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.2
6.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.2%
14.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,188
5.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$102,300
9.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Forest County, PA had a population of 6.96k people with a median age of 46.2 and a median household income of $46,188. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Forest County, PA declined from 7,121 to 6,959, a −2.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,958 to $46,188, a 5.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.85%), Other (Hispanic) (3.16%), and White (Hispanic) (2.89%).

None of the households in Forest 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.

97.8% of the residents in Forest County, PA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Forest County, PA was $102,300, and the homeownership rate was 83.3%.

Most people in Forest County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Forest County, PA is home to a population of 6.96k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.25% of Forest County, PA residents were born outside of the country (226 people).

In 2022, there were 4.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.78k people) in Forest County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Forest County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Forest County, PA was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 15
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.09k ± 194
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    407 ± 197
7.3%
Hispanic Population
508 people

In 2022, there were 4.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.78k people) in Forest County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.3% of the people in Forest County, PA are hispanic (508 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
226 people
1.98%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
141 people

As of 2022, 3.25% of Forest County, PA residents (226 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 Forest County, PA was 1.98%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    188 ± 43
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    79 ± 52
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    67 ± 24

Forest County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Forest County, PA employs 1.63k people. The largest industries in Forest County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (265 people), Manufacturing (233 people), and Public Administration (210 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,625), Public Administration ($56,250), and Construction ($50,208).

Occupations

1.63k
2022 Value
± 179
3.69%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest County, PA grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 1.57k employees to 1.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (249 people), Management Occupations (119 people), and Transportation Occupations (114 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.63k
2022 Value
± 179
3.69%
1 Year growth
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Forest County, PA grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 1.57k employees to 1.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (265 people), Manufacturing (233 people), and Public Administration (210 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Forest 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

$36,339
Median earning men ± $9,023
$27,208
Median earning women ± $4,069

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($93,125), Public Administration ($68,242), and Construction ($52,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($90,357), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,917), and Construction ($45,625).

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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. 35
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  2. 26
    Retail Trade
  3. 26
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Forest County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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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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 Forest County, PA was $102,300 in 2022, which is 0.363 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $93,600 to $102,300, a 9.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest County, PA is 83.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Forest County, PA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Forest County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$102,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,356
$1,536
Median Property Taxes
±$119

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

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

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Rent vs Own

83.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 83.3% of the housing units in Forest County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 5301
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$46,188
Median Household Income
± $4,612
1.84k
Number of Households
± 145

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.84k households in Forest County, PA grew to $46,188 from the previous year's value of $43,958.

The following chart displays the households in Forest 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest 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 (76.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.68%)

In 2022, 76.5% of workers in Forest County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.68%).

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

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest County, PA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.52% of the workforce in Forest 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 Forest County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Forest County, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest County, PA (881 out of 4.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest County, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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

93.3% of the population of Forest County, PA has health coverage, with 27.7% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 25.8% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.2% under 18 years, 13.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 31.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.66%
Uninsured
27.7%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
25.8%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
2.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest County, PA grew by 3.49% from 6.43% to 6.66%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 40.3% in Forest County, PA.

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