Washington, PA

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2022 Population
13,358
0.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.7
3.29% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
0.866% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,548
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$108,000
8.22% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,611
2.26% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington, PA had a population of 13.4k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $50,548. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington, PA grew from 13,322 to 13,358, a 0.27% increase and its median household income grew from $45,049 to $50,548, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%), and White (Hispanic) (1.96%).

None of the households in Washington, 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.

98.8% of the residents in Washington, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington, PA are Washington & Jefferson College (364 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington, PA was $108,000, and the homeownership rate was 45%.

Most people in Washington, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington, PA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington, PA is home to a population of 13.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.24% of Washington, PA residents were born outside of the country (299 people).

In 2022, there were 5.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.73k people) in Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 940 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Washington, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington, PA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.73k ± 416
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.81k ± 283
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    940 ± 262
4.31%
Hispanic Population
576 people

In 2022, there were 5.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.73k people) in Washington, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.81k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 940 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.31% of the people in Washington, PA are hispanic (576 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

2.24%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
299 people
2.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
372 people

As of 2022, 2.24% of Washington, PA residents (299 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 Washington, PA was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    214 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    132 ± 73
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    123 ± 67

Washington, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington, PA employs 6.61k people. The largest industries in Washington, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,259 people), Retail Trade (901 people), and Educational Services (738 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,000), Finance & Insurance ($63,317), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,446).

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

6.61k
2022 Value
± 588
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington, PA grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 6.47k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington, PA, are Sales & Related Occupations (694 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (611 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (609 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.61k
2022 Value
± 588
2.26%
1 Year growth
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington, PA grew at a rate of 2.26%, from 6.47k employees to 6.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,259 people), Retail Trade (901 people), and Educational Services (738 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington, PA, though some of these residents may live in Washington, 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

$37,218
Median earning men ± $4,751
$28,714
Median earning women ± $3,529

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($70,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,676), and Construction ($47,756).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($72,532), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,171), and Public Administration ($66,250).

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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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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.

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 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

In 2022, universities in Washington, PA awarded 364 degrees. The student population of Washington, PA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 603 male students and 548 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington, PA are White (281 and 77.8%), followed by Unknown (27 and 7.48%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 5.82%), and Black or African American (14 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Washington, PA by number of degrees awarded are Washington & Jefferson College (364 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington, PA are General Business (46 and 12.6%), General Psychology (45 and 12.4%), and General Economics (28 and 7.69%).

The median tuition cost in Washington, PA for private four year colleges is $49,612.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Washington, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,151 (52.4% men and 47.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,151 students enrolled in Washington, PA, 52.4% men and 47.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 875 records, of which 48.3% were women and 51.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded
  3. 46 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Washington, PA was General Psychology with 45 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
364 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington & Jefferson College with 364 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 166 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington, PA, which is 0.838 times less than the 198 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 281 degrees mean that there were 10.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 27 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 ($49,612) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($580) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) 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 Washington, PA was $108,000 in 2022, which is 0.383 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,800 to $108,000, a 8.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington, PA is 45%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington, PA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Washington, PA is $50,548. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Washington, PA was Census Tract 7545 with a value of $61,304, followed by Census Tract 7543 and Census Tract 7542, with respective values of $61,193 and $57,237.

Property

$108,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,569
$2,654
Median Property Taxes
±$383

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

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Rent vs Own

45%
Homeownership
2022
60.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45% of the housing units in Washington, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7545
  2. Census Tract 7543
  3. Census Tract 7542

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington, PA was Census Tract 7545 with a value of $61,304, followed by Census Tract 7543 and Census Tract 7542, with respective values of $61,193 and $57,237.

The following map shows all of the places in Washington, 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.
$50,548
Median Household Income
± $6,814
5.9k
Number of Households
± 548

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.9k households in Washington, PA grew to $50,548 from the previous year's value of $45,049.

The following chart displays the households in Washington, 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 Washington, 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 (70%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Walked (11.1%)

In 2022, 70% of workers in Washington, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who walked to work (11.1%).

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington, PA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Washington, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Washington, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington, PA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington, PA (2.3k out of 11.8k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington, PA is White, followed by Black 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% of the population of Washington, PA has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see 1261 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (1280 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1499 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 805 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, PA

Primary care physicians in Washington County, PA see an average of 1,261 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% decrease from the previous year (1,280 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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 19.1% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% 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

5.03%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
28.6%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington, PA declined by 3.56% from 5.22% to 5.03%.

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