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pdf2013-2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates hide

A look at trends in vacant housing, median household income, and disability in Pennsylvania and its counties to highlight the release of a new set of estimates from the American Community Survey.

published: 12/6/2018 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Disability , Housing , Income , Research Briefs

pdfEducation and Earnings in Pennsylvania hide

Click the link below to view Education and Earnings data for Pennsylvania Counties:

published: 5/16/2013 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Education , Income , Research Briefs

pdfClosing the Earnings Gap in Pennsylvania 2006 hide

Equal pay for equal work is the law of the land but a new report, Closing the Earnings Gap in Pennsylvania 2006, reveals that a gender-based earnings gap still exists in the Commonwealth. In 2004, Pennsylvania’s female-to-male earnings ratio at the median for year-round, full-time workers 16 years and over was 74.5 percent, meaning that the median female worker earned roughly $0.75 for each dollar earned by the median male worker. The comparable statistic at the national level was 76.2 percent, indicating that Pennsylvania’s wage gap is slightly more pronounced than that of the nation as a whole.

published: 4/25/2006 | tags: Income , PaSDC Publications and Activities , Research Briefs

pdfPer Capita Income in Pennsylvania Reaches $33,000 hide

Per capita personal income in Pennsylvania reached $33,257 in 2004 and ranked 18th nationally, according to the January issue of the Survey of Business, recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Per capita personal income in the commonwealth increased $1,527 between 2003 and 2004, and has increased by more than $5,000 since 1999.

published: 1/25/2006 | tags: Income , Research Briefs

pdfEstimates Indicate Number of School-Age Children in Poverty Again on the Rise hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that the estimated number of Pennsylvania school-age children in families in poverty increased by 6,208 between 2002 and 2003. Data from the 2003 Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, indicates that the estimated number of children ages 5 to 17 years old in poverty rose from 268,293 in 2002 to 274,501 in 2003, an increase of 2.3 percent. After declining in the late 1990s, the number and proportion of school-age children in poverty in Pennsylvania has consistently risen since 2000, signaling a trend that is not just tied to population increase. Impoverished school-age children now comprise 13.2 percent of the population ages 5-17, 2 percent more than in 2000, but still below the national average of 16.1 percent. Pennsylvania ranks 27th nationally (excluding Washington, D.C.) in order of the highest proportion of schoolage children in poverty. Overall, more than 420,000 children (ages 0-17) in the commonwealth live in poverty.

published: 12/5/2005 | tags: Income , Poverty , Research Briefs

pdf2004 Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage Data Shows Stable Household Income, Increased Poverty Rates in Pennsylvania hide

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released Current Population Survey and American Community Survey reports on income, poverty, earnings, and health insurance coverage. The simultaneous releases provide a range of data from the national to the local level, and highlight the differences between data available from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, a major part of the Census Bureau’s re-engineered 2010 census plan. The data for Pennsylvania shows stable median household income but rising poverty rates in 2004.

published: 8/31/2005 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Health Insurance , Income , Poverty , Research Briefs

pdfLow to Moderate Household Income Summary Data Available from HUD hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that low to moderate household income summary data estimates have been made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This summary data is available for the block group geographic level designated by the U.S. Census Bureau. Each block group is identified by its Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code in addition to the HUD Unit-of-Government-Identification-Code for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantee with jurisdiction over the block group area. These estimates can be used to develop grant proposals, focus on areas that need special attention and provide supplementary demographic information.

published: 5/5/2004 | tags: Income , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases Reports on Income and Poverty hide

The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual reports on income and poverty on Friday, September 26, 2003. These reports are compiled from responses to the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

published: 9/30/2003 | tags: Income , Poverty , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania’s Per Capita Income Increases 3.8 Percent hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that Pennsylvania’s per capita personal income increased 3.8 percent from 2000 to 2001. This preliminary estimate, from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, shows that Pennsylvania’s per capita income increased from $29,504 in 2000 to $30,617 in 2001. This 3.8 percent increase ranked Pennsylvania 14th in the nation in percent increase in per capital income. Tied with Pennsylvania were Alabama and Virginia. The $1,113 increase in per capita personal income from 2000 to 2001 for Pennsylvania was the 12th largest increase in the nation.

published: 7/13/2002 | tags: Income , Research Briefs

Maps of the Month

pdfIncome Replacement Rate for Retirement Age, Pennsylvania Counties: 2007-2011 hide

Rate = Median Household Income for the population 65 years and over / Median Household Income for the population 45 to 64 years

published: 8/1/2013 | tags: Income , Maps of the Month