The number of black owned firms in the County of Allegheny is 5.2%, slightly higher than the 4.6% for the entire State of Pennsylvania. Asians own about same percentage of all businesses in both the County and the State - roughly 3%. Interestingly Hispanic owned firms are only 1% of all businesses in Allegheny County as compared to 2.3% for the State of Pennsylvania. Women own 27% of the businesses in both the target market of Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania.
Retail sales per capita for Allegheny County is $16,456 when compared with $13.323 for the entire State of Pennsylvania - this represents a 23.5% increase and denotes more purchasing power and therefore a higher degree of affluence and economic vitality for Allegheny County as compared to the State of Pennsylvania.
Non employer establishements which are owner operated businesses number 74k in the County of Allegheny County and represent 1 in every 10 of such businesses in the entire State of Pennsylvania.
The Sales tax for Allegheny County is 7% and is approximately 1% higher the statewide average.
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