13.3% Poverty Rate in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

13.0%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 13.0%.

15.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 15.6%.

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

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

Of the 312,655 residents of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 40,550 (13.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 6,046 (15.6%) of 38,692 residents of Lehigh 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 Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Lehigh County is 13.3%.
Lehigh County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Breinigsville 3.9%

5,478

Ancient Oaks 1.0%

7,765

Alburtis 4.9%

2,482

Allentown 27.3%

114,771

Catasauqua 18.0%

6,524

Cementon 5.6%

1,644

Coopersburg 13.4%

2,217

Coplay 7.9%

3,237

Dorneyville 2.2%

4,261

Egypt 1.0%

2,019

Emmaus 7.4%

11,342

Fountain Hill 17.3%

4,414

Fullerton 13.6%

15,250

Hokendauqua 1.1%

2,959

Laurys Station 3.7%

1,121

Macungie 5.2%

3,115

Schnecksville 1.7%

3,036

Slatington 14.7%

4,261

Stiles 0.0%

1,207

Trexlertown 3.4%

2,238

Wescosville 5.4%

5,944

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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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