13.6% Poverty Rate in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Berks County, Pennsylvania

How does the Poverty Rate in Berks County, Pennsylvania compare to other counties in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

12.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 12.8%.

24.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 24.1%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 373,325 residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 47,782 (12.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 6,980 (24.1%) of 29,001 residents of Berks County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Berks County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Berks County is 13.6%.
Berks County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Bally 0.8%

1,101

Birdsboro 8.6%

5,156

Blandon 3.2%

7,863

Boyertown 12.3%

4,071

Amity Gardens 5.7%

3,208

Alleghenyville 6.3%

1,052

Colony Park 6.8%

1,434

Fleetwood 11.0%

4,077

Flying Hills 4.5%

2,355

Fox Chase 0.0%

1,550

Grill 5.3%

1,709

Hamburg 6.9%

4,361

Hyde Park 12.1%

3,027

Jacksonwald 1.1%

2,887

Kenhorst 15.8%

2,804

Kutztown 20.9%

4,884

Kutztown University 73.7%

19

Laureldale 11.4%

3,857

Leesport 8.9%

2,051

Lincoln Park 1.6%

1,580

Lorane 4.8%

4,119

Mohnton 9.0%

3,051

Mount Penn 22.4%

3,171

Muhlenberg Park 4.1%

1,745

New Berlinville 1.9%

1,425

Oley 1.6%

1,073

Pennside 16.2%

4,382

Reading 36.6%

85,698

Reiffton 3.0%

4,530

Riverview Park 3.3%

2,804

Robesonia 7.0%

1,899

St. Lawrence 7.2%

2,011

Shillington 7.9%

5,276

Shoemakersville 7.9%

1,334

Sinking Spring 13.3%

4,052

South Temple 6.6%

1,784

Spring Ridge 4.8%

1,037

Temple 10.1%

1,289

Topton 4.7%

2,088

Wernersville 8.5%

2,640

West Hamburg 5.5%

1,837

West Lawn 15.1%

1,773

West Reading 18.0%

3,776

West Wyomissing 10.0%

3,195

Whitfield 2.8%

4,548

Womelsdorf 8.3%

2,852

Wyomissing 6.5%

10,301

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2018 Pennsylvania Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Pennsylvania in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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