Poverty is based on income and family size. The 2015 Federal Poverty Income Guideline for a family of four is $24,250.
(2005 - 2013) U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 3-year estimates (B17024)
(2014 - current) U.S. Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 1-year estimate (B17024)
(2005 - 2013) Six counties - Cameron, Forest, Fulton, Montour, Potter and Sullivan - are not included in 3-year ACS as their population is too small. Percents for those counties use small area (PUMA) figures.
(2014 - current) Single year estimates should not be compared to prior 3-year estimates. The 27 smallest counties are not included in the ACS - Bedford, Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Jefferson, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Pike, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Wayne and Wyoming.