6.9% Poverty Rate in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Chester County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

6.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Chester County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 6.6%.

9.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Chester County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 9.5%.

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

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

Of the 453,846 residents of Chester County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 29,888 (6.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,558 (9.5%) of 47,970 residents of Chester 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 Chester County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Chester County is 6.9%.
Chester County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Atglen 11.2%

1,513

Avondale 11.0%

1,552

Berwyn 3.2%

3,376

Caln 15.0%

1,398

Chesterbrook 2.3%

4,675

Coatesville 30.1%

13,117

Devon 0.5%

1,719

Downingtown 6.9%

7,737

Eagleview 1.8%

1,584

Elverson 4.7%

1,466

Exton 4.5%

4,967

Honey Brook 3.8%

1,798

Kenilworth 2.7%

1,974

Kennett Square 10.3%

6,111

Lincoln University 56.2%

32

Malvern 10.2%

3,422

Oxford 22.0%

5,130

Paoli 10.4%

5,484

Parkesburg 6.6%

3,706

Phoenixville 9.1%

16,640

South Coatesville 18.4%

1,376

South Pottstown 13.0%

2,082

Spring City 5.3%

3,350

Thorndale 2.1%

3,875

Toughkenamon 18.9%

1,507

West Chester 27.0%

16,380

West Grove 2.9%

2,852

Westwood 19.6%

1,393

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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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