15.2% Poverty Rate in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Poverty Rate in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

14.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States is 14.8%.

21.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 21.8%.

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

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

Of the 287,449 residents of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania who were born citizens of the United States, 42,415 (14.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,122 (21.8%) of 18,942 residents of Luzerne 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 Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The Poverty Rate in Luzerne County is 15.2%.
Luzerne County is in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Ashley 22.1%

2,729

Avoca 6.4%

2,622

Beech Mountain Lakes 4.1%

1,654

Browntown 1.2%

1,461

Conyngham 8.6%

1,881

Dallas 8.3%

2,733

Dupont 10.7%

2,682

Duryea 9.9%

4,886

East Berwick 4.1%

2,400

Edwardsville 27.0%

4,721

Exeter 13.5%

5,474

Forty Fort 4.2%

4,144

Freeland 21.1%

3,478

Georgetown 23.1%

1,660

Glen Lyon 15.9%

1,721

Harleigh 22.6%

1,262

Harveys Lake 10.6%

2,752

Hazleton 23.5%

24,489

Hilldale 2.5%

1,580

Hudson 10.1%

1,232

Hughestown 12.8%

1,525

Inkerman 11.2%

1,976

Kingston 10.8%

12,544

Laflin 4.3%

1,539

Larksville 12.2%

4,414

Luzerne 16.8%

2,813

Mountain Top 4.1%

11,171

Nanticoke 18.7%

10,093

Nescopeck 14.8%

1,528

Pittston 20.7%

7,669

Plains 11.5%

3,824

Plymouth 22.0%

5,838

Shavertown 15.5%

2,158

Swoyersville 8.3%

4,982

Trucksville 12.4%

2,222

West Hazleton 23.2%

4,502

West Pittston 17.2%

4,718

West Wyoming 9.1%

2,683

White Haven 12.9%

1,223

Wilkes-Barre 28.6%

37,639

Wyoming 12.9%

3,029

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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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