List of Pennsylvania counties by per capita income

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Pennsylvania has the twenty-fourth highest per capita income in the United States of America, at $20,880 (2000). Its personal per capita income is $31,998 (2003), the sixteenth highest in the country. Its median household income is $40,106 (2000), ranked twenty-eighth in the country, and its median family income is $49,184 (2000), the twenty-sixth highest in the country. The median value of an owner-occupied housing unit is $97,000 (2000), ranked thirty-fourth in the country.

Many of the top richest places in Pennsylvania are suburbs of Pittsburgh, located in Allegheny County, and the suburbs of Harrisburg, which include Cumberland and Dauphin counties. However, the overall richest area is the Delaware Valley, which is composed of suburban Philadelphia, and is located in a wealth corridor that runs from the suburbs of Washington, DC all the way into southern New Hampshire. In contrast to the Delaware Valley, the wealthy Pittsburgh neighborhoods are more condensed into small locations, while the wealthy Philadelphia communities spread out over four counties (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery) and within the city’s borders.

One notable wealthy area in the Philadelphia area is the Pennsylvania Main Line, which includes Lower Merion, Radnor, Tredyffrin and Willistown townships. Some of Pennsylvania’s most affluent neighborhoods and priciest real estate are located in communities located in these townships, including Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Haverford, and Villanova. Chestnut Hill is another wealthy area, however no census data exists for it (except for zip code data), because it is part of Philadelphia. The Northeast wealth corridor also runs through Montgomery County, highest in the area of Whitpain, Lower Gwynedd, Plymouth, Upper Dublin and Whitemarsh townships; and into areas of Bucks County especially the area around New Hope, such as Solebury, Lower Makefield, and Upper Makefield townships.

Outside of the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg metropolitan areas, Pennsylvania is a relatively poorer state, especially in the northern areas and the Appalachian Mountains; only 22% of Pennsylvania places have per capita incomes higher than the national per capita income, and 11.0% of the population lives below the poverty line.

1.9% of Pennsylvania households have annual incomes of $200,000+, and 10.3% have incomes of $100,000 or more. On the contrary, 9.7% have incomes of less than $10,000, and 43.8% less than $34,999.

Pennsylvania counties ranked by per capita income[edit]

Note: Data is from the 2010 United States Census Data and the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.[1][2]

Rank County Per capita
income
Median
household
income
Median
family
income
Population Number of
households
1 Chester $41,251 $84,741 $101,760 498,886 182,900
2 Montgomery $40,076 $76,380 $94,592 799,874 307,750
3 Bucks $35,687 $74,828 $90,274 625,249 234,849
4 Delaware $32,067 $61,876 $77,879 558,979 208,700
5 Cumberland $30,119 $60,219 $75,000 235,406 93,943
6 Allegheny $29,549 $47,961 $65,678 1,223,348 533,960
7 Butler $28,446 $56,878 $69,464 183,862 72,835
8 Northampton $28,362 $58,762 $70,457 297,735 113,565
9 Dauphin $27,727 $52,371 $66,023 268,100 110,435
10 Pike $27,564 $56,843 $62,982 57,369 21,925
United States $27,334 $51,914 $62,982 308,745,538 116,716,292
11 Lehigh $27,301 $53,541 $66,004 349,497 133,983
12 York $27,196 $57,494 $67,624 434,972 168,372
Pennsylvania $27,049 $50,398 $63,364 12,702,379 5,018,904
13 Montour $26,124 $45,255 $57,011 18,267 7,393
14 Washington $26,045 $49,687 $63,690 207,820 85,089
15 Lancaster $25,854 $54,765 $64,672 519,445 193,602
16 Westmoreland $25,845 $47,689 $60,987 365,169 153,650
17 Adams $25,606 $56,529 $66,222 101,407 38,013
18 Lebanon $25,525 $52,356 $62,174 133,568 52,258
19 Berks $25,518 $53,470 $63,724 411,442 154,356
20 Franklin $25,307 $51,035 $61,410 149,618 58,389
21 Monroe $24,824 $56,733 $64,763 169,842 61,091
22 Beaver $24,168 $46,190 $57,201 170,539 71,383
23 Lackawanna $24,152 $43,673 $57,846 214,437 87,226
24 Centre $23,744 $47,016 $65,121 153,990 57,573
25 Perry $23,701 $52,659 $61,221 45,969 17,903
26 Luzerne $23,245 $42,224 $54,843 320,918 131,932
27 Carbon $22,956 $47,744 $54,918 65,249 26,684
28 Wyoming $22,899 $47,403 $56,957 28,276 11,237
29 Blair $22,880 $42,363 $53,166 127,089 52,159
30 Elk $22,729 $43,745 $51,889 31,946 13,693
31 Erie $22,644 $43,595 $56,144 280,566 110,413
32 Wayne $22,525 $45,930 $53,665 52,822 20,625
33 Columbia $22,403 $42,788 $52,959 67,295 26,479
34 Susquehanna $22,173 $43,457 $51,151 43,356 17,798
35 Warren $22,170 $41,286 $52,587 41,815 17,767
36 Armstrong $21,828 $42,752 $52,085 68,941 28,713
37 Lycoming $21,802 $42,689 $52,124 116,111 46,700
38 Mercer $21,765 $42,573 $54,160 116,638 46,442
39 Fulton $21,739 $45,240 $54,946 14,845 6,014
40 Union $21,612 $45,474 $52,664 44,947 14,765
41 Lawrence $21,467 $42,570 $52,370 91,108 37,126
42 Schuylkill $21,408 $42,315 $53,083 148,289 60,192
43 Cameron $21,375 $40,733 $49,922 5,085 2,273
44 Cambria $21,278 $39,574 $50,900 143,679 58,950
45 Philadelphia $21,117 $36,251 $45,619 1,526,006 599,736
46 Snyder $21,072 $44,713 $51,715 39,702 14,750
47 McKean $21,022 $40,097 $50,000 43,450 17,183
48 Bradford $20,979 $40,543 $50,142 62,622 25,321
49 Juniata $20,682 $44,276 $52,489 24,636 9,476
50 Northumberland $20,654 $38,387 $48,708 94,528 39,242
51 Huntingdon $20,616 $41,700 $51,969 45,913 17,280
52 Potter $20,594 $39,196 $47,995 17,457 7,227
53 Indiana $20,587 $40,225 $51,227 88,880 35,005
54 Bedford $20,545 $40,249 $48,825 49,762 20,233
55 Venango $20,522 $39,812 $48,866 54,984 22,621
56 Crawford $20,383 $38,924 $48,557 88,765 35,028
57 Tioga $20,358 $40,338 $48,382 41,981 16,727
58 Jefferson $20,305 $38,406 $47,051 45,200 18,561
59 Clarion $20,259 $40,028 $50,697 39,988 16,128
60 Greene $20,258 $40,498 $49,488 38,686 14,724
61 Clearfield $20,142 $37,130 $46,735 81,642 32,288
62 Somerset $19,903 $39,194 $48,994 77,742 31,090
63 Sullivan $19,718 $36,250 $48,168 6,428 2,777
64 Clinton $19,261 $39,354 $50,055 39,238 15,151
65 Fayette $19,209 $34,796 $44,114 136,606 55,997
66 Mifflin $19,085 $37,539 $46,598 46,682 18,743
67 Forest $14,325 $35,150 $43,750 7,716 2,511

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References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • U.S.Gov't Census Bureau Table P82 - Per Capita Income