Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Poverty Estimates for PA Counties

The new Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) from the Census Bureau have been released for 2015.  The data cover all states, counties and school districts.  

You can see the interactive map at the link below to show the trends in the US, Pa, and Cambria County.  

//www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/

For a table view if the income and poverty estimates for Pennsylvania see below.  One county county of interest is Centre County which ranks 10th in the poverty rate and 19th in median income.  This suggests a large gap between rich and poor there.  On the other side of the coin Elk County has a relatively low poverty rate and a low median income suggesting a small gap between rich and poor there.  The graph below show how these two counties are outliers.




State /
County Name
County Poverty Rank
All Ages 
SAIPE 
Poverty Universe
All Ages in Poverty Percent
90% Confidence Interval 
(All Ages in Poverty Percent)
Income Rank
Median Household 
Income in Dollars
90% Confidence Interval 
(Median Household Income in Dollars)
United States

313,476,400
14.7
14.6 to 14.8

$55,775
$55,690 to $55,860
Pennsylvania

12,385,763
13.1
12.9 to 13.3

$55,683
$55,309 to $56,057
Philadelphia County
1
1,517,222
25.4
24.3 to 26.5
64
$41,210
$40,439 to $41,981
Forest County
2
4,885
24.3
18.6 to 30.0
67
$37,388
$34,758 to $40,018
Fayette County
3
130,154
20.1
18.0 to 22.2
65
$40,293
$38,435 to $42,151
Indiana County
4
81,395
18.2
15.9 to 20.5
48
$45,448
$42,183 to $48,713
Lawrence County
5
85,963
17.5
15.6 to 19.4
57
$43,944
$40,675 to $47,213
Clarion County
6
37,405
17.4
14.9 to 19.9
66
$39,988
$36,853 to $43,123
Erie County
7
265,308
17.1
15.3 to 18.9
40
$47,118
$44,645 to $49,591
Mc Kean County
8
39,139
16.9
13.9 to 19.9
42
$46,039
$43,416 to $48,662
Clearfield County
9
75,062
16.6
14.5 to 18.7
55
$44,336
$41,654 to $47,018
Centre County
10
140,811
16.1
14.1 to 18.1
19
$55,084
$51,473 to $58,695
Clinton County
11
36,882
16
13.3 to 18.7
45
$45,897
$42,164 to $49,630
Mifflin County
12
45,815
15.4
12.6 to 18.2
62
$42,296
$39,043 to $45,549
Blair County
13
121,992
15.3
12.9 to 17.7
52
$44,880
$42,131 to $47,629
Crawford County
14
82,530
15.3
13.0 to 17.6
43
$45,989
$43,736 to $48,242
Lackawanna County
15
203,936
15.3
13.6 to 17.0
38
$48,000
$45,984 to $50,016
Greene County
16
34,457
15.1
12.2 to 18.0
34
$50,714
$46,961 to $54,467
Luzerne County
17
306,822
15.1
13.5 to 16.7
27
$49,589
$47,974 to $51,204
Columbia County
18
62,162
15
12.5 to 17.5
54
$44,763
$41,275 to $48,251
Cambria County
19
130,368
14.9
12.8 to 17.0
59
$43,786
$42,049 to $45,523
Lycoming County
20
110,488
14.8
12.9 to 16.7
31
$49,941
$46,845 to $53,037
Jefferson County
21
43,553
14.6
12.3 to 16.9
47
$45,499
$43,274 to $47,724
Somerset County
22
70,548
14.4
12.1 to 16.7
60
$43,608
$41,131 to $46,085
Huntingdon County
23
40,680
14.3
11.8 to 16.8
63
$44,875
$42,145 to $47,605
Potter County
24
16,830
14.3
11.7 to 16.9
53
$41,754
$38,248 to $45,260
Mercer County
25
107,417
14.2
11.7 to 16.7
41
$46,319
$43,814 to $48,824
Bedford County
26
47,919
13.9
11.6 to 16.2
44
$45,988
$43,226 to $48,750
Dauphin County
27
267,679
13.6
12.1 to 15.1
22
$54,198
$51,968 to $56,428
Sullivan County
28
6,177
13.5
10.6 to 16.4
58
$43,844
$40,283 to $47,405
Venango County
29
52,081
13.5
10.9 to 16.1
50
$44,916
$42,454 to $47,378
Cameron County
30
4,660
13.3
10.2 to 16.4
61
$42,452
$38,402 to $46,502
Wayne County
31
47,299
13.3
10.6 to 16.0
32
$49,927
$47,017 to $52,837
Beaver County
32
165,873
13.1
11.5 to 14.7
56
$50,131
$47,165 to $53,097
Northumberland County
33
89,352
13.1
10.5 to 15.7
37
$44,221
$41,436 to $47,006
Tioga County
34
39,972
13.1
10.9 to 15.3
29
$48,186
$45,323 to $51,049
Bradford County
35
60,507
13
10.9 to 15.1
46
$49,367
$46,255 to $52,479
Schuylkill County
36
137,437
13
10.9 to 15.1
36
$45,733
$43,578 to $47,888
Juniata County
37
24,379
12.8
10.6 to 15.0
30
$50,008
$46,382 to $53,634
Monroe County
38
161,820
12.7
10.6 to 14.8
14
$57,152
$53,668 to $60,636
Armstrong County
39
66,291
12.6
10.4 to 14.8
51
$44,893
$41,786 to $48,000
Berks County
40
403,399
12.6
11.3 to 13.9
28
$56,167
$54,269 to $58,065
Susquehanna County
41
41,250
12.6
10.6 to 14.6
18
$50,141
$46,626 to $53,656
Union County
42
36,215
12.4
9.7 to 15.1
12
$57,862
$55,498 to $60,226
Allegheny County
43
1,195,809
12.2
11.5 to 12.9
49
$54,412
$52,916 to $55,908
Warren County
44
39,514
12.2
9.9 to 14.5
21
$45,362
$42,619 to $48,105
Lehigh County
45
351,678
12.1
10.7 to 13.5
17
$56,352
$54,413 to $58,291
Snyder County
46
37,831
11.7
9.5 to 13.9
33
$49,803
$46,419 to $53,187
Fulton County
47
14,429
11.6
9.1 to 14.1
35
$49,378
$45,787 to $52,969
Lebanon County
48
133,339
11.6
9.7 to 13.5
24
$52,829
$50,415 to $55,243
Carbon County
49
63,027
11.5
9.0 to 14.0
25
$52,121
$48,298 to $55,944
Westmoreland County
50
351,293
11.3
10.1 to 12.5
23
$53,422
$51,443 to $55,401
Wyoming County
51
27,091
11.1
8.9 to 13.3
26
$51,797
$47,999 to $55,595
Pike County
52
55,374
10.9
8.9 to 12.9
9
$60,436
$56,458 to $64,414
Lancaster County
53
523,724
10.6
9.4 to 11.8
10
$59,231
$57,166 to $61,296
Delaware County
54
542,699
10.4
9.2 to 11.6
11
$67,184
$64,880 to $69,488
York County
55
433,660
10.4
9.2 to 11.6
5
$58,527
$56,282 to $60,772
Washington County
56
202,922
10.1
8.8 to 11.4
13
$57,622
$54,538 to $60,706
Perry County
57
44,973
9.6
7.8 to 11.4
20
$54,818
$51,260 to $58,376
Butler County
58
181,237
9.5
8.2 to 10.8
4
$67,892
$65,149 to $70,635
Franklin County
59
151,209
9.4
7.7 to 11.1
16
$56,975
$53,281 to $60,669
Elk County
60
30,468
9.3
7.1 to 11.5
39
$47,826
$43,781 to $51,871
Montour County
61
17,805
9
6.9 to 11.1
15
$57,056
$52,121 to $61,991
Northampton County
62
290,520
8.8
7.4 to 10.2
7
$62,129
$59,732 to $64,526
Adams County
63
98,151
8.5
7.0 to 10.0
8
$60,558
$58,014 to $63,102
Cumberland County
64
233,447
7.3
6.0 to 8.6
6
$63,926
$60,700 to $67,152
Montgomery County
65
798,294
6.6
5.8 to 7.4
2
$83,258
$81,097 to $85,419
Bucks County
65
619,367
6.3
5.5 to 7.1
3
$80,512
$78,329 to $82,695
Chester County
67
503,762
6
5.1 to 6.9
1
$90,555
$88,266 to $92,844
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