Focus Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

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Focus Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

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Focus Central Pennsylvania's mission is to effectively promote new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners. Focus is a nonprofit dedicating 100 percent of its time and resources to attracting new companies and jobs to the region. Economic development is the lifeblood of every community. It creates jobs, builds neighborhoods, supports businesses and provides a higher quality of life. This work is not accomplished by one, but by many.

Focus serves seven (7) contiguous counties in Central Pennsylvania with a total population of 468,250 and total labor force of 221,795, and home to 17,742 business establishments. The counties and major municipalities include Centre (State College, Bellefonte); Columbia (Bloomsburg, Berwick); Montour (Danville); Union (Lewisburg, Mifflinburg); Snyder (Selinsgrove); Northumberland (Sunbury, Milton); and Mifflin (Lewistown). Focus is a direct result of a broad range of regional partners, investors and supporters that see the importance and value of regional collaboration to leverage investment and maximize returns in attracting new corporate investment that benefits our regional economy and communities today and for future generations.

We serve the following communities

Communities listed alphabetically

CommunityPopulation
County of Centre161,786
County of Columbia66,531
County of Mifflin46,469
County of Montour18,587
County of Northumberland93,090
County of Snyder40,585
County of Union44,945

People

The total population covered by Focus Central Pennsylvania is 471,993. The median age is 39.364

471,993

Total Population

50.93%

Male

49.07%

Female

Age Distribution

Median Age

39

Educational Attainment

The majority of the population in Focus Central Pennsylvania has completed at least a high school degree, and 33.14% has a College Degree.

< Grade 9

3.85%

Grade 9-12

7.9%

High School

41.83%

Some College

13.27%

Assoc Degree

7.49%

Bach Degree

14.45%

Grad Degree

11.2%

Labor Force

Focus Central Pennsylvania has a labor force of 224,668 people.

224,668

Labor Force

Where are the top jobs by occupation?

Office and Administrative support

15%

28,834

Sales

10.72%

20,608

Production Workers

8.55%

16,437

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

7.98%

15,334

Food Preparation, Serving

6.65%

12,775

The work distribution of total employees in Focus Central Pennsylvania is:

42%

Blue Collar

57%

White Collar

Total Establishments

18,216

Total Employees

192,236

Businesses and Jobs

Focus Central Pennsylvania has a total of 18,216 businesses. In 2016, the leading industries in Focus Central Pennsylvania were Education, Retail, Health Care and Social Services, and Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc..

What are the top industries by jobs?

1

Education

80,310

Jobs

922

Establishments

2

Retail

53,131

Jobs

4,708

Establishments

3

Health Care and Social Services

50,382

Jobs

5,845

Establishments

4

Other Services - Repair, Personal Care, Laundry, Religious, etc.

26,461

Jobs

4,033

Establishments

How many employees do businesses in Focus Central Pennsylvania have?

1-4

Employees

1-4 Employees

62.6%

5-9 Employees

18.35%

10-19 Employees

9.34%

20-49 Employees

6.04%

50-99 Employees

2.21%

100+ Employees

1.46%

Income and Spending

Households in Focus Central Pennsylvania earn a median yearly income of 49,016.143. 40.09% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average 52,126 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Entertainment.

$49,016.143

Median Household Income

Income Distribution

How do people spend most of their money?

PER HOUSEHOLD

Shelter

$10,755

Transportation

$9,941

Food and Beverages

$7,732

Health Care

$4,291

Entertainment

$2,902

$52,126

Median Household Expenditure

Housing

There are 31% more households who own their homes than there are renters.

Owners vs. Renters

Contact Us

Lauren Bryson

Executive Director