Annual Poverty Rates


Poverty rates in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area are below average when compared to the benchmark regions.

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.0 percent of Pittsburgh residents were below the poverty level in 2017, an increase of .2 percent compared to 2016 and the second-largest increase of all benchmark regions.

The share of children under the age of 18 in poverty was 14.7 percent in 2017, a increase of .3 percent compared to 2016 and the second largest of all benchmark regions.


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Data Source(s):

American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau

These are 1-year estimates for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) for 2015 and 2016.