Northampton County, PA

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2022 Population
314,299
0.944% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0.475% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.19%
2.67% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$82,201
6.61% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$265,600
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
155,896
0.684% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northampton County, PA had a population of 314k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $82,201. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northampton County, PA grew from 311,359 to 314,299, a 0.944% increase and its median household income grew from $77,103 to $82,201, a 6.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.29%), White (Hispanic) (5%), Other (Hispanic) (4.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.44%).

None of the households in Northampton 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.

96.8% of the residents in Northampton County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northampton County, PA are Lehigh University (2,137 degrees awarded in 2022), Northampton County Area Community College (1,408 degrees), and Lafayette College (851 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northampton County, PA was $265,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Northampton County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Northampton County, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Northampton County, PA is home to a population of 314k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.21% of Northampton County, PA residents were born outside of the country (25.8k people).

In 2022, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Northampton County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Northampton County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northampton County, PA was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northampton County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    232k ± 513
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.6k ± 717
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.7k ± 1.28k
14.7%
Hispanic Population
46.2k people

In 2022, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (232k people) in Northampton County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.7% of the people in Northampton County, PA are hispanic (46.2k people).

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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

8.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
25.8k people
7.89%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
24.6k people

As of 2022, 8.21% of Northampton County, PA residents (25.8k 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 Northampton County, PA was 7.89%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,530 ± 478
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,748 ± 440
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,298 ± 359

Northampton County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northampton County, PA employs 156k people. The largest industries in Northampton County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,861 people), Manufacturing (20,905 people), and Retail Trade (17,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,640), Finance & Insurance ($71,993), and Public Administration ($68,706).

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

156k
2022 Value
± 3,084
0.684%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, PA grew at a rate of 0.684%, from 155k employees to 156k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northampton County, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,989 people), Management Occupations (15,935 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,824 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northampton County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

156k
2022 Value
± 3,084
0.684%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northampton County, PA grew at a rate of 0.684%, from 155k employees to 156k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northampton County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,861 people), Manufacturing (20,905 people), and Retail Trade (17,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northampton County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Northampton 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

$57,610
Median earning men ± $1,517
$39,601
Median earning women ± $1,121

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,673), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,724), and Public Administration ($77,205).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,315), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,974), and Manufacturing ($53,596).

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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. 2,731
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,449
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,447
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Northampton County, PA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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 Northampton County, PA awarded 5,289 degrees. The student population of Northampton County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,497 male students and 11,841 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northampton County, PA are White (3,320 and 68.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (624 and 12.9%), Black or African American (280 and 5.77%), and Asian (243 and 5.01%).

The largest universities in Northampton County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Lehigh University (2,137 and 40.4%), Northampton County Area Community College (1,408 and 26.6%), and Lafayette College (851 and 16.1%).

The most popular majors in Northampton County, PA are General Psychology (249 and 4.71%), General Finance (208 and 3.93%), and Computer Science (195 and 3.69%).

The median tuition cost in Northampton County, PA for private four year colleges is $58,110.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Northampton County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 39.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 21,338 (44.5% men and 55.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 21,338 students enrolled in Northampton County, PA, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,776 records, of which 55.8% were women and 44.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 175 degrees awarded
  2. 157 degrees awarded
  3. 197 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northampton County, PA was General Psychology with 175 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,137 degrees awarded
  2. 1,408 degrees awarded
  3. 851 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lehigh University with 2,137 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,248 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northampton County, PA, which is 0.739 times less than the 3,041 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 3,320 degrees mean that there were 5.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 624 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 ($58,110) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($3,450) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) 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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Race

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 Northampton County, PA was $265,600 in 2022, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $232,500 to $265,600, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Northampton County, PA is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Northampton County, PA have an average commute time of 27.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northampton County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Northampton County, PA is $82,201. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Northampton County, PA was Census Tract 169.01 with a value of $142,286, followed by Census Tract 176.06 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $126,442 and $124,722.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Northampton County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.05%.

Property

$265,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,005
$85,375
Median Property Taxes
±$2,096

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Northampton County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 169.01
  2. Census Tract 176.06
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northampton County, PA was Census Tract 169.01 with a value of $142,286, followed by Census Tract 176.06 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $126,442 and $124,722.

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

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Household Income

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$82,201
Median Household Income
± $1,588
120k
Number of Households
± 2,647

In 2022, the median household income of the 120k households in Northampton County, PA grew to $82,201 from the previous year's value of $77,103.

The following chart displays the households in Northampton 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 Northampton 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 (77.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.15%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Northampton County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.15%).

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Commute Time

27.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northampton County, PA have a longer commute time (27.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.47% of the workforce in Northampton 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, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Northampton County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.05%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northampton County, PA (27.8k out of 302k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northampton County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.4% of the children was living in poverty in Northampton County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 212 in Northampton County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 17.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.9% of the population of Northampton County, PA has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.598% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, PA see 1193 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (1214 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,193 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Northampton County, PA

Primary care physicians in Northampton County, PA see an average of 1,193 patients per year. This represents a 1.73% decrease from the previous year (1,214 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.1% 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

4.14%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.598%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northampton County, PA declined by 2.72% from 4.26% to 4.14%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 28.5 in Northampton 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 32.6% in Northampton County, PA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.84% in Northampton County, PA.

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