16.8% Poverty Rate in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Erie County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

16.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 16.1%.

30.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 30.7%.

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

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

Of the 253,556 residents of Erie County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 40,862 (16.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 3,630 (30.7%) of 11,821 residents of Erie 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 Erie County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Erie County is 16.8%.
Erie County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Avonia 2.3%

1,089

Albion 16.5%

1,531

Corry 22.2%

6,352

Edinboro 24.4%

4,671

Erie 26.8%

94,377

Fairview 4.3%

2,808

Girard 9.7%

2,996

Lake City 13.7%

2,949

Lawrence Park 7.5%

3,777

North East 16.9%

4,134

Northwest Harborcreek 4.7%

9,106

Union City 17.7%

3,238

Waterford 7.4%

1,390

Wesleyville 23.2%

3,223

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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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