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Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Table

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,238,090
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
1,238,090
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
1,250,578
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,250,578
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,223,348
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.7%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 69,856
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 6.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 604,173
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $161,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,397
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $550
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $913
Building permits, 2021 2,263
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 545,695
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.17
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 7.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 86.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 94.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 42.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 9.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 64.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,697,020
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 15,389,875
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,402,378
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 56,465,685
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $46,267
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $62,320
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,541
Persons in poverty, percent
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 33,435
Total employment, 2020 701,782
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 39,254,230
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 86,412
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 24,287
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 15,292
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,175
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,847
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,658
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,461
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 19,838
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 1,713.2
Population per square mile, 2010 1,675.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 729.95
Land area in square miles, 2010 730.08
FIPS Code 42003
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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