The diverse characteristics of Advance Central PA’s nine-county region are illustrated through a statistical snapshot of selected economic and demographic data.

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County Demographics

Centre

Clinton

Columbia

Lycoming

Mifflin

Montour

Northumberland

Snyder

Union

Youth County Profiles

To learn about what types of industries are more likely to hire younger workers and see the traditional financial benefits of having more education, Advance Central PA provides county-specific reports designed to provide information on employment trends for youth and young adults up to age 24.

Centre

Clinton

Columbia

Lycoming

Mifflin

Montour

Northumberland

Snyder

Union

Commuting Patterns

How many workers in Central Pennsylvania also live in Central Pennsylvania? How many local residents work outside of the region? Learn more about workers who travel between counties for employment.

The following table summarizes the average number of non-commuters, in-commuters, out-commuters, and net flow for Central Pennsylvania during the 2016-2018 time period:

Average Commuting Patterns (2016-2018)

wdt_ID County/Region Non-Commuters In-Commuters Out-Commuters Net Flow
County/Region Non-Commuters In-Commuters Out-Commuters Net Flow

Note: Regional commuting patterns are based on the entire 9-county region, and regional non-commuters may live and work in any of the counties; therefore, the regional data does not equal the sum of the county-level data (except for net flow). Totals may not add due to rounding.

Net flow calculated as in-commuters minus out-commuters; positive values indicate more workers are coming to the area for employment (highlighted in green), and negative values indicate more workers are leaving the area for employment (highlighted in red).

On average, Central Pennsylvania’s workforce is 231,900, and the resident labor force is 237,200. This means the 166,000 non-commuters, or individuals that live and work within the 9-county region, represent 71.6% of the workforce and 70.0% of the labor force.