Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA

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2022 Population
135,960
0.489% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
0.645% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10.8%
1.19% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,414
6.38% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,900
12.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA had a population of 136k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $58,414. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA declined from 136,628 to 135,960, a −0.489% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,911 to $58,414, a 6.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%), White (Hispanic) (0.65%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.463%).

3.17% of the households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are Somerset County Technology Center (47 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was $147,900, and the homeownership rate was 79.6%.

Most people in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA is home to a population of 136k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.994% of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.35k people).

In 2022, there were 55.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.32k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (1,897 households), Spanish (974 households), and German (384 households).

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 251
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.32k ± 263
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.95k ± 154
1.42%
Hispanic Population
1.94k people

In 2022, there were 55.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.32k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.42% of the people in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are hispanic (1.94k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.994%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people
0.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.19k people

As of 2022, 0.994% of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA residents (1.35k 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 Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was 0.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    1,897 households (1.47%)
  2. Spanish
    974 households (0.752%)
  3. German
    384 households (0.297%)

3.17% of the households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages. 1.47% of the households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA reported speaking Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,526 ± 288
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,324 ± 172
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    998 ± 157

Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA employs 56.8k people. The largest industries in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are Construction (4,644 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,386 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,950 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($200,656), Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment, & supplies merchant wholesalers ($172,131), and Air transportation ($127,474).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
26,508
Women
46.6%
30,435
Men
53.4%

The workforce of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA in 2020 was 56,943 people, with 46.6% woman, and 53.4% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA.

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Occupations

56.8k
2022 Value
0.0493%
1 Year growth
± 0.0493%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.0493%, from 56.7k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,456 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,833 people), and Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.8k
2022 Value
0.0493%
1 Year growth
± 0.0493%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 0.0493%, from 56.7k employees to 56.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA, are Construction (4,644 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,386 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,950 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, 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

$46,427
Median earning men ± $960
$31,266
Median earning women ± $867

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,276), Public Administration ($58,125), and Information ($57,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($40,592), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,336), and Wholesale Trade ($40,333).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% 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 13.9%.

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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 Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA awarded 47 degrees. The student population of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 33 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are White (46 and 97.9%), followed by Asian (1 and 2.13%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Somerset County Technology Center (47 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (26 and 55.3%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (11 and 23.4%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (3 and 6.38%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.664% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.761% 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

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (53.9k), Some college (16.4k), and Secondary Education (16.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was $147,900 in 2022, which is 0.525 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,700 to $147,900, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA is 79.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA is $58,414. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

Property

$147,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,556
$43,528
Median Property Taxes
±$1,117

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 Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.6%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 79.6% of the housing units in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was Chester County (West)--Phoenixville Borough PUMA, PA with a value of $137,038, followed by Bucks County (Northern Central) PUMA, PA and Montgomery County (Southern Lower)--King of Prussia PUMA, PA, with respective values of $136,870 and $130,374.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, 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.
$58,414
Median Household Income
± $1,515
54.7k
Number of Households
± 1,255

In 2022, the median household income of the 54.7k households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA grew to $58,414 from the previous year's value of $54,911.

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Wage Distribution

0.415
2022 Wage GINI in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA
0.412
2021 Wage GINI in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA

In 2022, the income inequality in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was 0.415 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.719% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (8.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.75%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.47%) and those who worked at home (6.75%).

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, 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 Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA (14.1k out of 131k 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 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 Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, 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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Health

93.4% of the population of Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see 1222 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1235 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,222 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pennsylvania

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,222 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,235 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 23% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.56%
Uninsured
44.9%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset, Bedford & Fulton Counties PUMA, PA grew by 1.67% from 6.45% to 6.56%.

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