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Employment, Income Census Data for Media Patch

The five-year American Community Survey offers details on households, employment and income in Media Patch municipalities.

Employment, Income Census Data for Media Patch Employment, Income Census Data for Media Patch

The U.S. Census Bureau has released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country.

The census survey revealed that Media Borough has a highest percentage of private wage and salary workers compared to Delaware County and the state. Middletown Township has the same percentage of government workers compared to the state and Middletown also has the highest percentage of self-employed workers compared to other Media Patch municipalities, the county and the state. Edgmont Township has the highest income with 24.6 percent of households making $200,000 or more, and Upper Providence Township came in second with 14.5 percent compared to other Media Patch municipalities.

The five-year estimates are based on interviews with almost 2 million housing units nationwide from 2007 through 2011. By pooling several years of survey responses, the American Community Survey generates detailed statistical portraits for small areas. The groupings of five-year estimates are released annually.

American Community Survey Data can be found on the Census Bureau's  QuickFacts site, and browsers can also use “Easy Stats,” a tool that allows users to build their own tables by selecting a desired topic and geography. 

Here's what the American Community Survey has to say about Media Patch municipalities when it comes to employment and income:

 

EMPLOYMENTEdgmont Twp.Media BoroughMiddletown Twp.Upper Providence Twp.Delaware CountyPennsylvaniaOccupationManagement, business, science, and arts occupations 51.9% 45.8% 56.2% 54.5% 41.3% 35.5% Service occupations 7.7% 12.6% 7.7% 11.2% 15.7% 16.9% Sales and office occupations 24.4% 27.7% 24.3% 22.5% 26.2% 25% Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 10.3% 8.4% 7.6% 4.8% 7.8% 8.7% Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5.6% 5.6% 4.2% 7% 9% 13.8%Class of WorkerPrivate wage and salary workers 87.7% 89.2% 78.3% 84.4% 84.4% 82.6% Government workers 5.1% 6.3% 11.7% 10% 10.6% 11.7% Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers 7.2% 4.5% 10% 5.2% 4.9% 5.6% Unpaid family workers 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.1% 0.2%Income & Benefits
Total households 1,560 2,711 5,753 3,886 206,596 4,952,566 $10,000 to $14,999 0.7% 2.2% 2.7% 1.2% 4.1% 5.7% $15,000 to $24,999 4.6% 9.2% 6.9% 4.6% 8.5% 11.1% $25,000 to $34,999 6.3% 9.9% 7.2% 6.6% 9.2% 10.6% $35,000 to $49,999 6.2% 17.6% 10.9% 11.8% 12.9% 14% $50,000 to $74,999 12.1% 16.8% 15% 15.8% 17.6% 18.9% $75,000 to $99,999 11% 16.4% 11.1% 13.1% 13.2% 12.5% $100,000 to $149,999 22.1% 13.8% 20.5% 22.3% 15.7% 12.2% $150,000 to $199,999 12.1% 4.1% 11.9% 7.9% 6.8% 4.1% $200,000 or more 24.6% 3% 11.3% 14.5% 6.8% 3.8% Median household income
$115,152 $54,583 $85,610 $91,008 $63,677 $51,651 Mean household income
$160,799 $69,597 $109,828 $121,318 $86,325 $69,282

 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey

  

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