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Self Sufficiency


2010

Total Households

Percent of Households in PA

Below Standard and Below Poverty

Below Standard and Above Poverty

Total Below Standard

Above Self-Sufficiency Standard

Pennsylvania

3,274,689

100%

355,936 (10.9%)

482,995 (14.7%)

838,931 (25.6%)

2,435,758 (74.4%)

Erie County

70,513

2.2%

7,423 (10.5%)

10,259 (14.5%)

17,682 (25.1%)

52,831 (74.9%)

Washington County

51,494

1.6%

4,925 (9.6%)

6,783 (13.2%)

11,707 (22.7%)

39,787 (77.3%)

Beaver County

43,933

1.3%

6,802 (15.5%)

3,967 (9.0%)

10,769 (24.5%)

33,164 (75.5%)

Mercer County

27,659

0.8%

3,036 (11.0%)

5,068 (18.3%)

8,104 (29.3%)

19,555 (70.7%)

Indiana County

22,420

0.7%

4,046 (18.0%)

2,839 (12.7%)

6,884 (30.7%)

15,536 (69.3%)

Clarion County

10,076

0.3%

1,752 (17.4%)

1,246 (12.4%)

2,998 (29.8%)

7,078   (70.2%)

Crawford County

20,834

0.6%

2,756 (13.2%)

3,085 (14.8%)

5,842 (28.0%)

14,992 (72.0%)



The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a set measure of income adequacy, meaning that all individuals who fall below the Self-Sufficiency Standard do not have enough income to support themselves. 
In Crawford County, 28% of households are below the sufficiency standard, which is higher than the Pennsylvania average but low
er than some other counties with similar amounts of household.

(Source: Overlooked and Undercounted: Self-Sufficiency in Pennsylvania)



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