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Old 12-28-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Pennsylvania City and County Poverty Levels as of 2016
*2015 Census Data
*All counties included. Only cities over 30,000 in population included.

Reading City - 39.6%
York City - 37.3%
Chester City - 34.6%
Harrisburg City - 31.8%
Lancaster City - 29.0%
Wilkes-Barre City - 28.9%
Erie City - 26.6%
Allentown City - 26.5%
Philadelphia City/County - 25.4%
Forest County - 24.3%
Pittsburgh City - 22.9%
Altoona City - 22.1%
Scranton City - 22.1%
Fayette County - 20.1%
Indiana county - 18.5%
Bethlehem City - 17.5%
Lawrence County - 17.5%
Clarion County - 17.4%
Erie County - 17.1%
McKean County - 16.9%
Clearfield County - 16.6%
Centre County - 16.1%
Clinton County - 16.0%
Mifflin County - 15.4%
Blair County - 15.3%
Lackawanna County - 15.3%
Crawford County - 15.3%
Greene County - 15.1%
Luzerne County - 15.1%
Columbia County - 15.0%
Cambria County - 14.9%
Lycoming County - 14.8%
Jefferson County - 14.6%
Somerset County - 14.4%
Huntingdon County - 14.3%
Potter County - 14.3%
Mercer County - 14.2%
Dauphin County - 13.6%
Sullivan County - 13.5%
Venango County - 13.5%
Bedford County - 13.3%
Cameron County - 13.3%
Wayne County - 13.3%
Beaver County - 13.1%
Northumberland County - 13.1%
Tioga County - 13.1%
Schuylkill County - 13.0%
Bradford County - 13.0%
Juniata County - 12.8%
Monroe County - 12.7%
Armstrong County - 12.6%
Berks County - 12.6%
Susquehanna County - 12.6%
Union County - 12.4%
Allegheny County - 12.2%
Warren County - 12.2%
Lehigh County - 12.1%
Snyder County - 11.7%
Fulton County - 11.6%
Lebanon County - 11.6%
Carbon County - 11.5%
Westmoreland County - 11.3%
Wyoming County - 11.1%
Pike County - 10.9%
Lancaster County - 10.6%
Delaware County - 10.4%
York County - 10.4%
Washington County - 10.1%
Perry County - 9.6%
Butler County - 9.5%
Franklin County - 9.4%
Elk County - 9.3%
Montour County - 9.0%
Northampton County - 8.8%
Adams County - 8.5%
Cumberland County - 7.3%
Montgomery County - 6.6%
Bucks County - 6.3%
Chester County - 6.0%
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:06 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Totally shocked at the winners... (not actually). Western PA people will find some excuse I'm sure.

Delaware County has a skewed average mostly because of Chester, but still finishes well due to the rest of the county. Delaware County is probably the most socio-economically diverse county in the state. You go from Chester to Radnor in 20 minutes and everything in-between.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Washington County, PA
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Elk countys data is skewed. It's easily one of the poorest counties in the state.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Totally shocked at the winners... (not actually). Western PA people will find some excuse I'm sure.
What is that supposed to mean? No need to be condescending or elitist especially when most of the Pittsburgh metro counties aren't bad...... The worst county in the Pittsburgh metro is still better than Philly you know, right?
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:06 AM
 
Location: New York City
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What is that supposed to mean? No need to be condescending or elitist especially when most of the Pittsburgh metro counties aren't bad...... The worst county in the Pittsburgh metro is still better than Philly you know, right?

What do you think it means. I wasn't talking about Philadelphia. Edit: The rest of the state minus Pittsburgh.
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Old 12-29-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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What do you think it means. I wasn't talking about Philadelphia. Edit: The rest of the state minus Pittsburgh.
I don't know. Why don't you tell us what it means since you made the remark?
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I don't know. Why don't you tell us what it means since you made the remark?
I think he was saying that the rural counties in general have higher poverty rates than the counties close to or surrounding the cities. It is usually the rural dwellers who come at the city for being poor though, which is the ironic part.
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Old 12-29-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Kittanning
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The numbers make Eastern PA cities look poorer because there are few cities with > 30k in western PA. If this list included cities under 30k, you would see a lot of western PA nominations. For instance:


McKeesport: 39.2%


New Castle: 28.9%


Johnstown: 45%


Duquesne: 46.9%


Clairton: 38.3%


Uniontown: 37%

Last edited by PreservationPioneer; 12-29-2016 at 01:02 PM..
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Old 12-29-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I think he was saying that the rural counties in general have higher poverty rates than the counties close to or surrounding the cities. It is usually the rural dwellers who come at the city for being poor though, which is the ironic part.
I always see this and it makes me laugh considering how many of the most prominent hosiptals, businesses, and universities are in cities (especially in the Northeast). There's also the comments from those outside of Allegheny County claiming no one works here, yet only Butler County has a lower unemployment rate in the Pittsburgh MSA than Allegheny County.
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Old 01-03-2017, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I always see this and it makes me laugh considering how many of the most prominent hosiptals, businesses, and universities are in cities (especially in the Northeast).
Liberal cities filled with government run non-profits. Politicians have chased away the large private sector employers.
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