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Demographics / Poverty

Poverty rates vary significantly across the Pittsburgh region. The Pittsburgh region includes parts of Appalachia, which remains one of the poorest sections of the nation. The overall poverty rates are presented here as are the poverty rates for children and the percentage of the population living under twice the poverty threshold.


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U.S. Census Bureau

EA These figures are for U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Economic Areas (EAs), which are much larger areas than Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The Pittsburgh EA includes 19 counties.

2000 Federal Poverty Guidelines

2009 Federal Poverty Guidelines