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, and Tredyffrin 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.

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Pennsylvania counties ranked by per capita income

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

RankCountyPer capita
income
Median
household
income
Median
family
income
PopulationNumber of
households
1Chester$41,251$84,741$101,760498,886182,900
2Montgomery$40,076$76,380$94,592799,874307,750
3Bucks$35,687$74,828$90,274625,249234,849
4Delaware$32,067$61,876$77,879558,979208,700
5Cumberland$30,119$60,219$75,000235,40693,943
6Allegheny$29,549$47,961$65,6781,223,348533,960
7Butler$28,446$56,878$69,464183,86272,835
8Northampton$28,362$58,762$70,457297,735113,565
9Dauphin$27,727$52,371$66,023268,100110,435
10Pike$27,564$56,843$62,98257,36921,925
United States$27,334$51,914$62,982308,745,538116,716,292
11Lehigh$27,301$53,541$66,004349,497133,983
12York$27,196$57,494$67,624434,972168,372
Pennsylvania$27,049$50,398$63,36412,702,3795,018,904
13Montour$26,124$45,255$57,01118,2677,393
14Washington$26,045$49,687$63,690207,82085,089
15Lancaster$25,854$54,765$64,672519,445193,602
16Westmoreland$25,845$47,689$60,987365,169153,650
17Adams$25,606$56,529$66,222101,40738,013
18Lebanon$25,525$52,356$62,174133,56852,258
19Berks$25,518$53,470$63,724411,442154,356
20Franklin$25,307$51,035$61,410149,61858,389
21Monroe$24,824$56,733$64,763169,84261,091
22Beaver$24,168$46,190$57,201170,53971,383
23Lackawanna$24,152$43,673$57,846214,43787,226
24Centre$23,744$47,016$65,121153,99057,573
25Perry$23,701$52,659$61,22145,96917,903
26Luzerne$23,245$42,224$54,843320,918131,932
27Carbon$22,956$47,744$54,91865,24926,684
28Wyoming$22,899$47,403$56,95728,27611,237
29Blair$22,880$42,363$53,166127,08952,159
30Elk$22,729$43,745$51,88931,94613,693
31Erie$22,644$43,595$56,144280,566110,413
32Wayne$22,525$45,930$53,66552,82220,625
33Columbia$22,403$42,788$52,95967,29526,479
34Susquehanna$22,173$43,457$51,15143,35617,798
35Warren$22,170$41,286$52,58741,81517,767
36Armstrong$21,828$42,752$52,08568,94128,713
37Lycoming$21,802$42,689$52,124116,11146,700
38Mercer$21,765$42,573$54,160116,63846,442
39Fulton$21,739$45,240$54,94614,8456,014
40Union$21,612$45,474$52,66444,94714,765
41Lawrence$21,467$42,570$52,37091,10837,126
42Schuylkill$21,408$42,315$53,083148,28960,192
43Cameron$21,375$40,733$49,9225,0852,273
44Cambria$21,278$39,574$50,900143,67958,950
45Philadelphia$21,117$36,251$45,6191,526,006599,736
46Snyder$21,072$44,713$51,71539,70214,750
47McKean$21,022$40,097$50,00043,45017,183
48Bradford$20,979$40,543$50,14262,62225,321
49Juniata$20,682$44,276$52,48924,6369,476
50Northumberland$20,654$38,387$48,70894,52839,242
51Huntingdon$20,616$41,700$51,96945,91317,280
52Potter$20,594$39,196$47,99517,4577,227
53Indiana$20,587$40,225$51,22788,88035,005
54Bedford$20,545$40,249$48,82549,76220,233
55Venango$20,522$39,812$48,86654,98422,621
56Crawford$20,383$38,924$48,55788,76535,028
57Tioga$20,358$40,338$48,38241,98116,727
58Jefferson$20,305$38,406$47,05145,20018,561
59Clarion$20,259$40,028$50,69739,98816,128
60Greene$20,258$40,498$49,48838,68614,724
61Clearfield$20,142$37,130$46,73581,64232,288
62Somerset$19,903$39,194$48,99477,74231,090
63Sullivan$19,718$36,250$48,1686,4282,777
64Clinton$19,261$39,354$50,05539,23815,151
65Fayette$19,209$34,796$44,114136,60655,997
66Mifflin$19,085$37,539$46,59846,68218,743
67Forest$14,325$35,150$43,7507,7162,511

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