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Comparative Data

Comparative Data - Federal, State, and Regional

Source: US Census Bureau (see below).

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  United States Pennsylvania Berks County Chester County Delaware County Lancaster County Montgomery County Philadelphia County Phila. - Camden - Wilm. Metro Area
Age
Total population 323,127,515 12,784,227 414,812 516,312 563,402 538,500 821,725 1,567,872 6,070,500
% 16 years and over 79.8% 81.6% 80.3% 79.5% 80.7% 78.7% 80.8% 80.3% 80.6%
% 65 years and 15.2% 17.4% 16.5% 15.4% 15.7% 17.0% 17.2% 12.9% 15.2%
Educational Attainment
Total Population 25 years and over 218,475,480 8,921,975 280,522 349,419 380,990 360,762 576,833 1,057,805 4,172,090
% High school graduate (equivalency) 27.2% 35.1% 37.3% 21.8% 31.0% 36.9% 24.2% 31.8% 29.5%
% Some college, no degree 20.6% 16.0% 15.7% 13.6% 16.1% 14.9% 15.2% 17.4% 16.9%
% Associate's degree 8.4% 8.2% 8.4% 6.8% 7.5% 8.1% 6.9% 5.5% 6.9%
% Bachelor's degree 19.3% 18.8% 16.1% 31.2% 22.1% 16.2% 27.5% 16.9% 22.0%
% Graduate or professional degree 11.9% 12.0% 8.9% 19.9% 16.3% 8.8% 20.6% 11.7% 14.7%
Demographics
% One race 96.9% 97.8% 94.9% 97.9% 97.9% 97.9% 97.7% 97.2% 97.4%
% Two or more races 3.1% 2.2% 5.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.3% 2.8% 2.6%
% One race, American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 0.2% 0.9% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2%
% One race, Asian 5.2% 3.1% 1.4% 4.6% 5.3% 2.1% 7.1% 6.9% 5.6%
% One race, Black or African American 12.6% 11.0% 4.8% 5.8% 21.0% 4.1% 8.9% 42.9% 20.9%
% One race, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
% One race, White 73.3% 81.4% 83.6% 86.1% 70.4% 88.6% 80.3% 41.3% 67.5%
% Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 17.3% 6.6% 18.8% 7.1% 3.5% 9.8% 4.7% 13.8% 8.8%
Income
Households Total 118,860,065 4,937,771 150,402 187,188 205,188 196,807 312,447 580,205 2,241,237
Families Total 77,785,962 3,150,563 102,478 131,367 135,761 136,226 214,764 309,558 1,447,063
Households, Median income (dollars) $57,617 $56,907 $59,286 $92,407 $67,950 $61,335 $84,113 $41,449 $65,996
Families, Median income (dollars) $71,062 $72,313 $71,795 $112,822 $87,942 $71,683 $103,886 $50,280 $84,768
Households
Total households 118,860,065 4,937,771 150,402 187,188 205,188 196,807 312,447 580,205 2,241,237
Average household size 2.65% 2.50% 2.67% 2.68% 2.64% 2.68% 2.56% 2.62% 2.64%
% Householder living alone 28.0% 30.0% 26.6% 23.7% 29.2% 24.9% 25.8% 38.1% 29.3%
% 1-unit structures 68.6% 76.6% 80.7% 79.8% 75.8% 75.3% 76.1% 67.4% 75.3%
% 2-or-more-unit structures 25.7% 19.9% 16.3% 17.2% 24.0% 20.9% 23.1% 32.3% 23.6%
% Mobile homes and all other types of units 5.6% 3.5% 2.9% 3.0% 0.3% 3.8% 0.8% 0.3% 1.2%
% Owner-occupied housing units 63.1% 68.5% 71.2% 74.1% 67.3% 67.6% 71.2% 52.1% 66.6%
% Renter-occupied housing units 36.9% 31.5% 28.8% 25.9% 32.7% 32.4% 28.8% 47.9% 33.4%
Owner Occupied Units
Median value (dollars) $205,000 $174,100 $174,800 $347,700 $239,500 $196,400 $307,500 $154,000 $245,600
Economics
Population 16 years and over 253,323,709 10,402,780 330,820 405,694 451,807 419,058 657,401 1,251,243 4,854,579
Civilian labor force, Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.2% 8.2% 5.3% 7.5% 5.5% 5.9% 12.5% 8.3%
Median household income (dollars) $55,322 $54,895 $57,068 $88,995 $66,576 $59,237 $81,902 $39,770 $63,952
% of all people in past 12 months below the povery level 15.1% 13.3% 14.3% 7.2% 10.9% 10.8% 6.6% 25.9% 13.1%

Source: US Census Bureau, S0101, Age and Sex, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, S1501, Educational Attainment, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, DP05, ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, S1901, Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 inflation-adjusted dollars), 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, S1101, Households and Families, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, B25077, Median Value (dollars), Universe: Owner-occupied housing units, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
US Census Bureau, DP03, Selected Economic Characteristics, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Last Updated: Data accessed Feb. 2018