10.4% Poverty Rate in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

10.1%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 10.1%.

15.9%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 15.9%.

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

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

Of the 497,409 residents of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 50,164 (10.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,080 (15.9%) of 25,600 residents of Lancaster 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 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Lancaster County is 10.4%.
Lancaster County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Bainbridge 7.7%

1,606

Bowmansville 6.4%

1,946

Brickerville 1.6%

1,351

Akron 3.1%

3,934

Brownstown 8.6%

2,274

Clay 7.7%

2,548

Columbia 19.5%

10,190

Conestoga 6.6%

1,128

Denver 8.4%

3,790

East Earl 2.3%

1,373

East Petersburg 3.7%

4,528

Elizabethtown 10.1%

9,903

Ephrata 11.2%

13,777

Fivepointville 4.4%

1,421

Gap 4.4%

2,099

Georgetown 10.1%

1,207

Intercourse 6.7%

1,992

Lampeter 7.1%

1,258

Lancaster 26.5%

56,101

Landisville 6.8%

1,876

Lititz 4.9%

8,968

Manheim 10.6%

4,856

Marietta 16.4%

2,597

Maytown 10.2%

3,818

Millersville 20.2%

6,648

Mount Joy 8.0%

7,958

Mountville 18.1%

2,837

New Holland 8.6%

5,367

Paradise 1.9%

1,140

Quarryville 7.8%

2,697

Reamstown 9.8%

3,346

Reinholds 15.3%

1,849

Rheems 10.2%

1,244

Rothsville 2.4%

2,699

Salunga 4.5%

2,921

Schoeneck 2.2%

1,078

Strasburg 5.2%

2,899

Swartzville 13.0%

2,297

Terre Hill 5.3%

1,359

Willow Street 7.2%

8,167

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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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