Census Info Shows More Pennsylvanians Living Below Poverty Level

The PA State Data Center released a research brief in September outlining poverty data for PA residents. According to PaSDC:

“More Pennsylvania adults are living below the poverty level, according to the 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of Pennsylvania adults below the poverty level increased from 11.8 percent in 2010 to 12.1 percent in 2011. This continues a pattern of steady increases since 2007 when the rate was 10.2 percent.

For the complete brief, along with data for various age groups and other survey highlights, click here: PA State Data Center 2012: Poverty Continues to Rise in the Keystone State

“The 2011 ACS estimates are based on an annual, nationwide household sample of about 295,000 addresses per month, or nearly 3 percent of the population per year. The estimates aggregate the sample responses from Pennsylvania households collected from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. Geographic areas for which data are available are based on total populations of 65,000 or more.”

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