Financial Security
Veterans Living in Poverty

Decreasing


Veterans Living in Poverty

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What does this measure?

The estimated proportion of veterans with incomes below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for one person was $12,784.

Why is this important?

The percentage of veterans living in poverty is a measure of the overall economic health of this population, and can indicate the level of need for social and government supports.

How does our county compare?

In 2014-18, 4% of veterans, or about 1,300 individuals, had incomes below the poverty line. That was lower than the rates at the state and national level, both at 7%. Because of relatively small populations of veterans in poverty in the region, rates are not reliable at some counties or the city level.

Notes about the data

The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined three years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with three asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval).

The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Poverty status is not reported for people in institutions, including college dormitories and military barracks, and people in living situations without conventional housing. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Veterans Living in Poverty
2009-132014-18
Pennsylvania6%7%
Lancaster County5%4%*
Lancaster City17%*10%**
Lancaster County Boroughs
Adamstown borough3%***0%***
Akron borough4%***0%***
Columbia borough14%***11%***
Denver township2%***4%***
East Petersburg borough0%***0%***
Elizabethtown borough4%***10%***
Ephrata borough4%***7%***
Lititz borough8%***11%***
Manheim borough2%***0%***
Marietta borough15%***9%***
Millersville borough7%***1%***
Mount Joy borough0%***0%***
Mountville borough4%***12%***
New Holland borough8%***0%***
Quarryville borough10%***12%***
Terre Hill borough0%***0%***
Strasburg borough0%***
Lancaster County Townships
Bart township13%***0%***
Brecknock township10%***0%***
Caernarvon township4%***0%***
Clay township7%***7%***
Colerain township0%***10%***
Conestoga township4%***4%***
Conoy township0%***9%***
Drumore township0%***0%***
Earl township0%***7%***
East Cocalico township5%***5%***
East Donegal township0%***10%***
East Drumore township3%***18%***
East Earl township0%***0%***
East Hempfield township2%***5%***
East Lampeter township4%***6%***
Eden township2%***10%***
Elizabeth township0%***0%***
Ephrata township1%***4%***
Fulton township13%***4%***
Lancaster township7%***4%***
Leacock township12%***4%***
Little Britain township6%***0%***
Manheim township3%***1%***
Manor township8%***2%***
Martic township3%***3%***
Mount Joy township9%***2%***
Paradise township1%***4%***
Penn township10%***0%***
Pequea township0%***3%***
Providence township0%***3%***
Rapho township5%***0%***
Sadsbury township4%***0%***
Salisbury township6%***12%***
Strasburg township9%***0%***
Warwick township5%***2%***
West Cocalico township3%***8%***
West Donegal township2%***3%***
West Earl township6%***12%***
West Hempfield township5%***1%***
West Lampeter township1%***2%***
Upper Leacock township2%***
Berks County4%6%
Chester County4%5%*
Cumberland County4%*3%*
Lebanon County4%*4%*
York County4%5%
Dauphin County6%*

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Number of Veterans Living in Poverty
2009-132014-18
Pennsylvania57,07550,239
Lancaster County1,8141,259*
Lancaster City402*172**
Lancaster County Boroughs
Adamstown borough3***0***
Akron borough9***0***
Columbia borough101***69***
Denver township4***9***
East Petersburg borough0***0***
Elizabethtown borough26***70***
Ephrata borough44***58***
Lititz borough68***78***
Manheim borough7***0***
Marietta borough38***15***
Millersville borough31***5***
Mount Joy borough0***0***
Mountville borough8***16***
New Holland borough29***0***
Quarryville borough14***21***
Terre Hill borough0***0***
Strasburg borough0***
Lancaster County Townships
Bart township16***0***
Brecknock township34***0***
Caernarvon township7***0***
Clay township24***27***
Colerain township0***18***
Conestoga township10***12***
Conoy township0***19***
Drumore township0***0***
Earl township0***22***
East Cocalico township34***27***
East Donegal township0***38***
East Drumore township9***43***
East Earl township0***0***
East Hempfield township41***89***
East Lampeter township40***53***
Eden township2***9***
Elizabeth township0***0***
Ephrata township7***19***
Fulton township27***5***
Lancaster township82***34***
Leacock township17***9***
Little Britain township19***0***
Manheim township97***30***
Manor township126***29***
Martic township10***10***
Mount Joy township59***9***
Paradise township2***6***
Penn township58***0***
Pequea township0***10***
Providence township0***15***
Rapho township40***0***
Sadsbury township6***0***
Salisbury township26***43***
Strasburg township18***0***
Warwick township55***17***
West Cocalico township14***22***
West Donegal township17***30***
West Earl township30***51***
West Hempfield township50***11***
West Lampeter township11***27***
Upper Leacock township9***
Berks County1,3001,410
Chester County1,2021,279*
Cumberland County767*586*
Lebanon County429*330*
York County1,5311,555
Dauphin County1,069*

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




INDICATORS TREND
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 English Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Enrollment in Local Colleges Decreasing
College Graduation Rates Decreasing
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Increasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Maintaining
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio Maintaining
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Increasing
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Increasing
Spending for Local Government Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Occupied Housing Units Decreasing
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Rent Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Maintaining
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Increasing
Science and Engineering Research and Development Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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