Jefferson County, PA

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2020 Population
43,570
0.629% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
43.9
0% 1-year change
2018 Poverty Rate
13.9%
1.97% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,604
4.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$108,800
4.72% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
19,617
0.29% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Jefferson County, PA had a population of 43.6k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $49,604. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson County, PA declined from 43,846 to 43,570, a −0.629% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,603 to $49,604, a 4.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.894%), White (Hispanic) (0.69%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.483%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.288%).

None of the households in Jefferson 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.

99.8% of the residents in Jefferson County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, PA are Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois (48 degrees awarded in 2020) and Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program (14 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson County, PA was $108,800, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Jefferson County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, PA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson County, PA is home to a population of 43.6k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.597% of Jefferson County, PA residents were born outside of the country (260 people).

In 2018, there were 109 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Jefferson County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 304 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of Jefferson County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, PA was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.9k ± 20
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    394 ± 76.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    304 ± 38
0.869%
Hispanic Population
383 people

In 2018, there were 109 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.9k people) in Jefferson County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 394 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 304 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.869% of the people in Jefferson County, PA are hispanic (383 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson 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

0.597%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
260 people
0.607%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
266 people

As of 2020, 0.597% of Jefferson County, PA residents (260 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 Jefferson County, PA was 0.607%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,125 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    457 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    358 ± 74

Jefferson County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jefferson County, PA employs 19.6k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, PA are Manufacturing (3,598 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,569 people), and Retail Trade (2,227 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,875), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,607), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,663).

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

19.6k
2020 Value
± 613
−0.29%
1 Year decline
± 4.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, PA declined at a rate of −0.29%, from 19.7k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, PA, are Production Occupations (2,262 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,956 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.6k
2020 Value
± 613
−0.29%
1 Year decline
± 4.25%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, PA declined at a rate of −0.29%, from 19.7k employees to 19.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, PA, are Manufacturing (3,598 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,569 people), and Retail Trade (2,227 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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

$40,667
Median earning men ± $1,427
$25,378
Median earning women ± $982

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,708), Information ($53,920), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,872).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($33,500), Public Administration ($31,875), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,488).

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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. 463
    Manufacturing
  2. 396
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 242
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $699k
    Manufacturing
  2. $171k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $66.8k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Jefferson County, PA went to Donald J. Trump with 78.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.48%).

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.

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 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 Jefferson County, PA awarded 62 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, PA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 122 male students and 29 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, PA are White (62 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois (48 and 77.4%) and Jefferson County Dubois Area Vocational Technical Practical Nursing Program (14 and 22.6%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, PA are Electrician (30 and 48.4%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (14 and 22.6%), and Welding Technology (12 and 19.4%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Jefferson County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 100%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 151 (80.8% men and 19.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 151 students enrolled in Jefferson County, PA, 80.8% men and 19.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 144 records, of which 18.8% were women and 81.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degree-majors awarded
  2. 12 degree-majors awarded
  3. 6 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County, PA was Electrician with 30 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 48 degrees awarded
  2. 14 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Triangle Tech Inc-Dubois with 48 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 45 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, PA, which is 2.65 times more than the 17 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 62 degrees mean that there were NaNy times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($17,370) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($430) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,184) 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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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).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, PA was $108,800 in 2020, which is 0.473 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $103,900 to $108,800, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, PA is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson County, PA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, PA is $49,604. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, PA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $62,026, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $58,024 and $55,789.

In 2021, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.282%.

Property

$108,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,387
$13,765
Median Property Taxes
±$468

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 Jefferson County, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2020
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.8% of the housing units in Jefferson County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9506
  3. Census Tract 9509

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, PA was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $62,026, followed by Census Tract 9506 and Census Tract 9509, with respective values of $58,024 and $55,789.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, 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.
$49,604
Median Household Income
± $1,590
18.4k
Number of Households
± 606

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Jefferson County, PA grew to $49,604 from the previous year's value of $47,603.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 (83%)
  2. Carpooled (7.86%)
  3. Walked (3.6%)

In 2020, 83% of workers in Jefferson County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.86%) and those who walked to work (3.6%).

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

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, PA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.44% of the workforce in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, PA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.282%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, PA (6.01k out of 43.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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, 28% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 135 in Jefferson County, PA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 68.9 per 100,000 population.

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92.5% of the population of Jefferson County, PA has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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 Jefferson County, PA see 2297 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.89% increase from the previous year (2190 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2412 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1401 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% 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

2,297 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, PA

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, PA see an average of 2,297 patients per year. This represents a 4.89% increase from the previous year (2,190 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 22.9% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
46.3%
Employer Coverage
16.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, PA declined by 12.9% from 8.63% to 7.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson County, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.1 in Jefferson 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 33.4% in Jefferson County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.05% in Jefferson County, PA.

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