What is Middle Class Income in Pennsylvania? (Income Calculator)

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What is Middle Class Income in Pennsylvania?

Whether you’re “middle class” in Pennsylvania depends on your household income and how many people live with you. Generally, a Pennsylvania family is considered middle class if they earn between $45,202 to $201,990 annually.

Of course, this range changes depending on your family size. To get a clearer picture, read the detailed income ranges in this article we cover everything from two-person households to families of four.

Family Size:Income Range:
2-person family:$45,202 to $134,932
3-person family:$56,004 to $167,176
4-person family:$67,667 to $201,990

Here’s a Quick Guide for Every Family Size: Curious to know about where your family fits in Pennsylvania’s economic system. Find your income range that defines your status.

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What is Median Income in Pennsylvania?

According to data from justice.gov, This table below provides a breakdown of the median income for families ranging from one to four members.

Family SizeMedian Income Range
1-person family:$60,640
2-person family:$74,805
3-person family:$92,441
4-person family:$110,077

Note: Each individual beyond a four-person family, an extra $9,900 is considered.

Pennsylvania has a median household income of $73,170 and a per capita income of $41,234. Yet, 11.80% of the population lives in poverty. In comparison, New York has a higher median household income $81,386 and per capita income $47,173, and a slightly higher poverty rate 14.30%.

Pennsylvania Median Income Distribution by City

CityMedian household incomePer capita income in past 12 monthsPoverty %
Philadelphia, PA$57,537$35,55322.7%
Lancaster County, PA$81,458$39,8729.1%
Allentown, PA$52,449$25,14421.4%
Erie, PA$43,135$25,09024.3%
Harrisburg, PA$46,654$26,23728.3%
Pittsburgh, PA$60,187$41,14619.4%
Bethlehem, PA$62,072$38,31318.3%
Reading, PA$42,852$20,78228.6%
Scranton, PA$48,776$27,83019.6%
Bethlehem, PA$62,072$38,31318.3%

Source: census.govjustice.gov

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