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Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Table

Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 354,663
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
353,057
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
354,663
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 354,663
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 365,169
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
18.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.7%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 25,079
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 1.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 168,321
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 77.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $157,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,263
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $488
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $732
Building permits, 2021 679
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 153,772
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.23
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 2.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 88.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 83.1%
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 30.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 637,264
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,835,532
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,127,394
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 5,515,607
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,663
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 27.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $61,398
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $34,992
Persons in poverty, percent
9.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 8,353
Total employment, 2020 130,615
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 5,540,937
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 21,856
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 963
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 190
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 539
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 345.1
Population per square mile, 2010 355.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 1,027.71
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,027.55
FIPS Code 42129
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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