15.4% Poverty Rate in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

14.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 14.9%.

23.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.8%.

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

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

Of the 192,435 residents of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 28,753 (14.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,666 (23.8%) of 11,221 residents of Lackawanna 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 Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Lackawanna County is 15.4%.
Lackawanna County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Blakely 16.7%

6,109

Archbald 13.1%

6,989

Carbondale 24.2%

8,332

Chinchilla 10.2%

2,048

Clarks Green 5.1%

1,389

Clarks Summit 6.6%

4,935

Dalton 4.5%

1,298

Dickson City 13.0%

5,888

Dunmore 13.2%

12,668

Jermyn 15.9%

2,156

Jessup 7.9%

4,536

Mayfield 7.8%

1,755

Moosic 10.9%

5,706

Moscow 5.6%

1,935

Mount Cobb 4.9%

1,873

Old Forge 15.5%

7,974

Olyphant 18.0%

5,127

Scranton 23.6%

71,098

Simpson 11.4%

1,215

Taylor 14.2%

5,862

Throop 12.7%

3,982

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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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