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Johnstown, Pennsylvania (PA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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37.0% of Johnstown, PA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 66.2% greater than the poverty level of 12.5% across the entire state of Pennsylvania. Taking into account residents not living in families, 30.9% of high school graduates and 45.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.4% among disabled males and 32.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.8%. For comparison, it was 40.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Johnstown, PA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Johnstown:

37.0%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Johnstown:

17.8%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Johnstown:

25.4%
Pennsylvania:

14.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Johnstown:

34.8%
Pennsylvania:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Johnstown:

32.1%
Pennsylvania:

19.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 26.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Johnstown:

36.4%
Pennsylvania:

30.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

78.8%
Residents above poverty level:

40.7%

Poverty by age in Johnstown, PA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Johnstown
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Johnstown,PA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 66.5%Under 5 years
  • 56.8%5 years
  • 62.9%6 to 11 years
  • 49.6%12 to 14 years
  • 15.0%15 years
  • 57.2%16 and 17 years
  • 35.6%18 to 24 years
  • 37.0%25 to 34 years
  • 13.4%35 to 44 years
  • 30.6%45 to 54 years
  • 20.5%55 to 64 years
  • 11.9%65 to 74 years
  • 16.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Johnstown
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Johnstown,PA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 82.4%Under 5 years
  • 88.0%5 years
  • 64.5%6 to 11 years
  • 56.7%12 to 14 years
  • 39.6%15 years
  • 27.4%16 and 17 years
  • 45.8%18 to 24 years
  • 51.4%25 to 34 years
  • 35.2%35 to 44 years
  • 21.0%45 to 54 years
  • 29.9%55 to 64 years
  • 22.5%65 to 74 years
  • 15.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Johnstown, PA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Johnstown,PA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 26.9%Under 5 years
  • 17.5%5 years
  • 14.3%6 to 11 years
  • 13.6%12 to 14 years
  • 3.4%15 years
  • 19.7%16 and 17 years
  • 16.6%18 to 24 years
  • 14.9%25 to 34 years
  • 8.6%35 to 44 years
  • 6.4%45 to 54 years
  • 5.5%55 to 64 years
  • 1.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Johnstown, PA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Johnstown, PA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Johnstown, PA (%)
  • 28.2%White
  • 56.5%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 37.2%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 56.5%Other race
  • 72.0%2+ races
  • 77.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Johnstown, PA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Johnstown, PA (absolute numbers)
  • 4,171White
  • 1,492Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 24Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 34Other race
  • 1,2432+ races
  • 509Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 36.1%Below poverty level
  • 63.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 31.1%Below poverty level
  • 68.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Johnstown, PA

Children below poverty level:
Johnstown, Pennsylvania:

63.3%
State:

16.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Johnstown:

30.9%
Pennsylvania:

18.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Johnstown:

45.4%
Pennsylvania:

36.4%
Poor families by family type
  • 16.4%Married-couple family
  • 8.6%Male, no wife present
  • 75.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Johnstown not in families by work experience
  • 2.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 20.5%Worked part-time
  • 77.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 5.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.0%Both worked part-time
  • 24.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 1.6%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 4.1%1970 to 1979
  • 4.6%1960 to 1969
  • 10.8%1950 to 1959
  • 5.3%1940 to 1949
  • 73.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.4%1990 to 1994
  • 0.6%1980 to 1989
  • 1.9%1970 to 1979
  • 3.4%1960 to 1969
  • 7.7%1950 to 1959
  • 12.4%1940 to 1949
  • 73.1%1939 or earlier
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