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Affordability and Availability of Rental Housing in Pennsylvania

Rental Housing Data Based on the 2005-07 American Community Survey (ACS)

Note: Data are not available for six small counties that together account for less than 0.5 percent of PA’s households: Cameron, Forest, Fulton, Montour, Potter, and Sullivan.

Refer to the glossary of the original study for definitions of all terms used in these tables.

Data Tables

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Table 1: Lower-Income Renter Households: Income Distribution and Housing Problems in 2005-07
 
# Renter Households
% of Renter Households in Income Group
% with Any Housing Problem (Housing Unit or Cost Burden Problem)
ELI
VLI
LI
ELI
+/- error
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania*
1,374,435
27%
19%
21%
75%
1%
69%
32%
Adams County
8,475
20%
18%
25%
80%
15%
79%
22%
Allegheny County
165,590
29%
18%
21%
77%
3%
72%
37%
Armstrong County
7,160
23%
20%
25%
67%
14%
50%
25%
Beaver County
17,340
26%
20%
25%
72%
8%
54%
24%
Bedford County
4,275
25%
18%
22%
77%
20%
47%
14%
Berks County
38,720
24%
22%
23%
78%
7%
71%
29%
Blair County
14,075
26%
20%
21%
72%
11%
67%
34%
Bradford County
6,330
22%
21%
20%
78%
16%
61%
24%
Bucks County
49,020
22%
16%
22%
79%
7%
83%
51%
Butler County
15,885
24%
19%
21%
78%
9%
73%
31%
Cambria County
15,605
25%
26%
20%
61%
10%
56%
21%
Carbon County
5,430
34%
23%
22%
68%
16%
48%
12%
Centre County
19,735
34%
20%
23%
85%
11%
83%
38%
Chester County
38,455
21%
14%
19%
76%
9%
79%
48%
Clarion County
4,495
32%
21%
20%
81%
21%
48%
31%
Clearfield County
8,085
27%
24%
21%
66%
13%
51%
26%
Clinton County
4,160
21%
28%
22%
70%
26%
66%
32%
Columbia County
7,225
25%
21%
22%
76%
19%
59%
34%
Crawford County
8,490
24%
22%
22%
73%
16%
59%
23%
Cumberland County
24,120
17%
18%
26%
80%
12%
78%
28%
Dauphin County
34,490
26%
20%
20%
69%
8%
67%
29%
Delaware County
55,865
25%
20%
23%
81%
7%
80%
35%
Elk County
2,910
23%
17%
31%
87%
35%
37%
21%
Erie County
32,185
30%
20%
21%
76%
8%
67%
27%
Fayette County
16,955
37%
25%
21%
68%
9%
46%
4%
Franklin County
14,650
15%
19%
26%
83%
18%
70%
21%
Greene County
3,345
35%
27%
15%
62%
21%
47%
18%
Huntingdon County
3,875
24%
18%
24%
67%
20%
49%
4%
Indiana County
9,475
34%
23%
19%
85%
13%
71%
40%
Jefferson County
4,560
27%
26%
22%
68%
20%
47%
23%
Juniata County
2,215
12%
17%
28%
69%
32%
45%
12%
Lackawanna County
29,690
25%
20%
20%
71%
10%
61%
33%
Lancaster County
54,850
22%
19%
23%
81%
7%
69%
32%
Lawrence County
7,835
22%
24%
23%
78%
17%
63%
26%
Lebanon County
12,520
19%
19%
25%
76%
16%
68%
27%
Lehigh County
38,430
27%
18%
24%
79%
6%
79%
39%
Luzerne County
37,820
23%
23%
22%
73%
8%
63%
27%
Lycoming County
15,205
24%
20%
23%
80%
13%
70%
41%
McKean County
4,485
26%
21%
21%
69%
16%
58%
39%
Mercer County
11,430
19%
26%
24%
73%
15%
69%
37%
Mifflin County
5,300
20%
24%
24%
82%
22%
55%
13%
Monroe County
12,945
22%
19%
20%
81%
18%
79%
37%
Montgomery County
71,560
18%
16%
22%
77%
7%
85%
46%
Northampton County
26,600
23%
20%
22%
77%
10%
74%
39%
Northumberland County
10,150
27%
26%
17%
68%
16%
45%
14%
Perry County
3,070
25%
19%
26%
66%
21%
62%
10%
Philadelphia County
237,885
40%
17%
18%
75%
3%
73%
35%
Pike County
3,530
19%
26%
17%
82%
36%
70%
44%
Schuylkill County
14,025
23%
19%
23%
63%
11%
53%
20%
Snyder County
3,510
15%
16%
28%
66%
25%
50%
31%
Somerset County
6,825
20%
26%
23%
78%
17%
51%
17%
Susquehanna County
4,015
24%
21%
20%
65%
14%
60%
16%
Tioga County
4,300
26%
25%
18%
71%
19%
57%
28%
Union County
3,850
26%
21%
24%
61%
20%
68%
16%
Venango County
5,910
21%
22%
23%
72%
16%
61%
12%
Warren County
4,060
18%
20%
23%
84%
29%
53%
25%
Washington County
18,100
29%
21%
23%
73%
10%
55%
20%
Wayne County
4,275
20%
17%
26%
62%
22%
64%
40%
Westmoreland County
33,665
29%
21%
23%
69%
6%
59%
17%
Wyoming County
2,350
10%
22%
21%
75%
30%
63%
17%
York County
36,840
22%
21%
23%
77%
9%
64%
24%

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html External Link

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Table 2: Lower-Income Homeowners: Income Distribution and Housing Problems in 2005-07
 
# Owner Households
Homeownership Rate
% Owner Households in Income Group
% with Any Housing Problem (Housing Unit or Cost Burden Problem)
ELI
VLI
LI
ELI
+/- error
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania*
3,484,070
72%
7%
10%
17%
80%
1%
57%
37%
Adams County
28,655
77%
4%
8%
16%
84%
21%
59%
49%
Allegheny County
355,260
68%
6%
9%
15%
85%
5%
60%
38%
Armstrong County
21,640
75%
6%
11%
18%
78%
15%
62%
28%
Beaver County
53,950
76%
7%
11%
18%
80%
11%
58%
31%
Bedford County
15,680
79%
7%
13%
19%
78%
15%
52%
28%
Berks County
110,690
74%
5%
9%
16%
82%
10%
61%
39%
Blair County
37,310
73%
6%
10%
18%
82%
15%
47%
25%
Bradford County
18,520
75%
7%
10%
21%
72%
14%
52%
43%
Bucks County
178,630
78%
5%
7%
13%
82%
8%
73%
51%
Butler County
54,990
78%
5%
8%
16%
82%
14%
57%
37%
Cambria County
43,700
74%
6%
10%
21%
79%
10%
52%
21%
Carbon County
19,355
78%
7%
12%
22%
91%
21%
58%
30%
Centre County
31,585
62%
5%
9%
18%
76%
17%
52%
29%
Chester County
135,065
78%
4%
6%
11%
90%
9%
75%
56%
Clarion County
11,475
72%
6%
11%
18%
69%
17%
51%
24%
Clearfield County
25,130
76%
8%
13%
19%
72%
13%
46%
27%
Clinton County
10,810
72%
5%
11%
18%
82%
21%
51%
36%
Columbia County
18,365
72%
6%
11%
17%
84%
19%
62%
34%
Crawford County
26,355
76%
6%
11%
20%
82%
14%
64%
34%
Cumberland County
65,210
73%
5%
7%
16%
76%
13%
48%
37%
Dauphin County
70,010
67%
5%
8%
17%
79%
11%
54%
40%
Delaware County
148,585
73%
7%
9%
16%
86%
9%
64%
48%
Elk County
10,895
79%
5%
10%
19%
82%
31%
55%
21%
Erie County
75,035
70%
6%
8%
16%
82%
12%
63%
40%
Fayette County
41,845
71%
11%
17%
20%
73%
9%
34%
18%
Franklin County
41,725
74%
5%
9%
17%
69%
13%
52%
33%
Greene County
11,165
77%
8%
11%
19%
74%
21%
46%
29%
Huntingdon County
12,840
77%
6%
11%
18%
80%
20%
36%
29%
Indiana County
25,220
73%
5%
12%
18%
82%
15%
47%
28%
Jefferson County
14,235
76%
7%
13%
22%
78%
16%
46%
29%
Juniata County
6,645
75%
5%
10%
17%
65%
23%
38%
33%
Lackawanna County
56,530
66%
6%
11%
16%
89%
16%
71%
38%
Lancaster County
130,155
70%
5%
7%
17%
82%
10%
58%
41%
Lawrence County
28,515
78%
6%
11%
17%
87%
15%
62%
35%
Lebanon County
36,945
75%
5%
8%
17%
68%
14%
50%
31%
Lehigh County
90,960
70%
5%
9%
18%
82%
9%
58%
41%
Luzerne County
92,020
71%
7%
10%
16%
81%
11%
56%
34%
Lycoming County
32,515
68%
5%
9%
17%
83%
16%
62%
35%
McKean County
12,890
74%
5%
10%
18%
85%
22%
66%
29%
Mercer County
35,240
76%
6%
9%
19%
91%
16%
64%
36%
Mifflin County
13,625
72%
8%
13%
22%
84%
25%
62%
24%
Monroe County
46,090
78%
6%
9%
18%
81%
14%
77%
57%
Montgomery County
224,670
76%
5%
7%
13%
86%
7%
68%
52%
Northampton County
82,565
76%
5%
9%
15%
88%
15%
59%
47%
Northumberland County
28,120
73%
6%
11%
19%
76%
14%
44%
25%
Perry County
14,210
82%
6%
12%
22%
80%
16%
45%
32%
Philadelphia County
320,100
57%
20%
14%
20%
76%
3%
50%
31%
Pike County
19,080
84%
6%
10%
19%
88%
29%
65%
58%
Schuylkill County
46,285
77%
7%
11%
17%
84%
11%
56%
25%
Snyder County
10,485
75%
5%
9%
17%
82%
28%
58%
31%
Somerset County
24,170
78%
7%
13%
19%
70%
12%
44%
24%
Susquehanna County
13,370
77%
7%
10%
18%
84%
17%
68%
47%
Tioga County
12,310
74%
6%
11%
18%
89%
20%
66%
39%
Union County
9,700
72%
7%
7%
17%
69%
32%
55%
32%
Venango County
16,790
74%
6%
10%
22%
90%
19%
53%
30%
Warren County
13,700
77%
6%
10%
20%
79%
21%
68%
31%
Washington County
64,845
78%
6%
10%
16%
78%
10%
45%
28%
Wayne County
16,275
79%
7%
10%
19%
80%
20%
62%
45%
Westmoreland County
116,945
78%
7%
11%
18%
83%
8%
52%
28%
Wyoming County
8,725
79%
5%
10%
19%
84%
26%
70%
31%
York County
125,420
77%
5%
9%
16%
82%
9%
55%
37%

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html" External Link

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Table 3: Lower-Income Renter Households: Housing Unit Problems* in 2005-07
 
% of Renters with at least One Housing Unit Problem
ELI
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania**
4%
4%
3%
Adams County
3%
6%
4%
Allegheny County
3%
3%
3%
Armstrong County
6%
2%
0%
Beaver County
4%
2%
2%
Bedford County
8%
3%
5%
Berks County
7%
10%
3%
Blair County
3%
3%
4%
Bradford County
2%
6%
8%
Bucks County
2%
5%
3%
Butler County
4%
5%
5%
Cambria County
3%
4%
1%
Carbon County
1%
2%
0%
Centre County
5%
7%
3%
Chester County
4%
8%
5%
Clarion County
2%
0%
7%
Clearfield County
1%
4%
7%
Clinton County
3%
2%
3%
Columbia County
5%
6%
1%
Crawford County
7%
6%
3%
Cumberland County
2%
4%
3%
Dauphin County
5%
6%
4%
Delaware County
4%
3%
4%
Elk County
2%
0%
12%
Erie County
4%
3%
2%
Fayette County
4%
3%
1%
Franklin County
5%
9%
2%
Greene County
0%
2%
0%
Huntingdon County
0%
1%
2%
Indiana County
5%
4%
3%
Jefferson County
4%
1%
6%
Juniata County
9%
4%
0%
Lackawanna County
2%
5%
4%
Lancaster County
8%
3%
4%
Lawrence County
8%
4%
0%
Lebanon County
6%
12%
3%
Lehigh County
6%
5%
4%
Luzerne County
3%
2%
3%
Lycoming County
6%
6%
6%
McKean County
3%
3%
6%
Mercer County
10%
1%
6%
Mifflin County
19%
4%
1%
Monroe County
6%
9%
0%
Montgomery County
8%
4%
3%
Northampton County
4%
6%
4%
Northumberland County
5%
1%
2%
Perry County
0%
0%
1%
Philadelphia County
5%
5%
4%
Pike County
0%
3%
2%
Schuylkill County
1%
4%
3%
Snyder County
1%
3%
0%
Somerset County
1%
2%
3%
Susquehanna County
6%
4%
4%
Tioga County
5%
0%
4%
Union County
5%
2%
2%
Venango County
7%
4%
0%
Warren County
1%
0%
5%
Washington County
4%
3%
4%
Wayne County
5%
1%
2%
Westmoreland County
2%
2%
1%
Wyoming County
2%
3%
4%
York County
7%
4%
3%

*Housing unit problems refer to a housing unit that lacks plumbing or kitchen facilities or is overcrowded.

** Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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Table 4: Lower-Income Owner Households: Housing Unit Problems* in 2005-07
 
% of Owners with at least One Housing Unit Problem
ELI
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania**
3%
2%
2%
Adams County
7%
2%
2%
Allegheny County
1%
1%
2%
Armstrong County
3%
3%
1%
Beaver County
2%
1%
3%
Bedford County
5%
3%
2%
Berks County
2%
3%
1%
Blair County
5%
0%
0%
Bradford County
4%
2%
3%
Bucks County
0%
1%
1%
Butler County
4%
1%
0%
Cambria County
2%
2%
0%
Carbon County
2%
1%
1%
Centre County
2%
1%
4%
Chester County
3%
1%
3%
Clarion County
3%
5%
1%
Clearfield County
3%
3%
1%
Clinton County
0%
1%
1%
Columbia County
0%
1%
2%
Crawford County
5%
3%
3%
Cumberland County
1%
1%
3%
Dauphin County
2%
1%
1%
Delaware County
2%
2%
1%
Elk County
3%
0%
0%
Erie County
2%
1%
1%
Fayette County
4%
0%
1%
Franklin County
5%
3%
2%
Greene County
6%
2%
0%
Huntingdon County
2%
3%
1%
Indiana County
10%
6%
3%
Jefferson County
4%
3%
2%
Juniata County
1%
1%
2%
Lackawanna County
1%
1%
0%
Lancaster County
7%
4%
4%
Lawrence County
4%
1%
1%
Lebanon County
1%
4%
2%
Lehigh County
2%
1%
1%
Luzerne County
1%
1%
1%
Lycoming County
2%
1%
2%
McKean County
5%
3%
1%
Mercer County
4%
4%
2%
Mifflin County
6%
6%
3%
Monroe County
1%
0%
1%
Montgomery County
3%
1%
1%
Northampton County
1%
2%
1%
Northumberland County
1%
1%
1%
Perry County
5%
1%
4%
Philadelphia County
4%
3%
2%
Pike County
1%
1%
2%
Schuylkill County
1%
1%
0%
Snyder County
1%
6%
3%
Somerset County
2%
1%
2%
Susquehanna County
4%
2%
3%
Tioga County
5%
3%
1%
Union County
1%
1%
1%
Venango County
4%
2%
1%
Warren County
12%
6%
2%
Washington County
2%
1%
1%
Wayne County
6%
0%
0%
Westmoreland County
1%
1%
1%
Wyoming County
3%
5%
2%
York County
3%
1%
1%

*Housing unit problems refer to a housing unit that lacks plumbing or kitchen facilities or is overcrowded.

** Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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Table 5: Lower-Income Renter Households: Cost Burden Incidence in 2005-07
 
% of Renters with Any Cost Burden (Gross Rent >30% of Income)
% of Renters with Severe Cost Burden (Gross Rent >50% of Income)
# of ELI Renters with Severe Cost Burden
ELI
VLI
LI
ELI
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania*
75%
67%
30%
61%
22%
4%
228,530
Adams County
80%
75%
18%
70%
24%
0%
1,225
Allegheny County
76%
71%
35%
61%
26%
5%
29,615
Armstrong County
66%
49%
25%
54%
12%
6%
900
Beaver County
72%
53%
22%
49%
16%
2%
2,245
Bedford County
73%
43%
9%
59%
16%
0%
635
Berks County
78%
67%
27%
64%
19%
3%
5,970
Blair County
70%
66%
33%
53%
16%
3%
1,925
Bradford County
78%
59%
21%
55%
9%
1%
760
Bucks County
78%
82%
49%
68%
37%
8%
7,500
Butler County
78%
71%
28%
62%
17%
9%
2,385
Cambria County
61%
53%
19%
42%
14%
3%
1,670
Carbon County
68%
48%
12%
42%
3%
6%
775
Centre County
84%
81%
35%
75%
24%
2%
5,005
Chester County
75%
76%
46%
64%
30%
6%
5,070
Clarion County
81%
47%
24%
65%
8%
0%
940
Clearfield County
66%
51%
20%
50%
10%
0%
1,110
Clinton County
67%
65%
29%
55%
30%
0%
485
Columbia County
73%
59%
33%
54%
18%
14%
965
Crawford County
71%
53%
21%
61%
12%
1%
1,245
Cumberland County
79%
75%
26%
64%
25%
3%
2,690
Dauphin County
69%
64%
25%
52%
13%
3%
4,675
Delaware County
81%
78%
32%
70%
31%
6%
9,735
Elk County
87%
37%
21%
69%
0%
9%
460
Erie County
76%
65%
25%
62%
20%
4%
5,930
Fayette County
67%
44%
4%
49%
7%
0%
3,070
Franklin County
81%
65%
18%
71%
11%
2%
1,550
Greene County
61%
46%
18%
32%
4%
0%
375
Huntingdon County
66%
46%
3%
51%
21%
0%
475
Indiana County
83%
69%
37%
73%
34%
7%
2,375
Jefferson County
64%
47%
21%
46%
17%
0%
560
Juniata County
62%
41%
12%
47%
1%
0%
125
Lackawanna County
71%
60%
31%
60%
19%
5%
4,390
Lancaster County
79%
69%
29%
67%
22%
2%
7,940
Lawrence County
75%
62%
25%
60%
27%
7%
1,045
Lebanon County
76%
68%
24%
60%
10%
3%
1,405
Lehigh County
78%
78%
36%
58%
28%
4%
6,065
Luzerne County
73%
61%
25%
58%
20%
4%
5,135
Lycoming County
80%
69%
36%
66%
25%
5%
2,395
McKean County
69%
56%
33%
51%
11%
0%
585
Mercer County
67%
69%
33%
52%
24%
6%
1,120
Mifflin County
80%
50%
12%
51%
13%
0%
535
Monroe County
81%
71%
37%
75%
32%
4%
2,145
Montgomery County
77%
84%
44%
66%
36%
9%
8,535
Northampton County
76%
72%
37%
57%
23%
4%
3,525
Northumberland County
68%
45%
12%
52%
12%
0%
1,420
Perry County
66%
61%
9%
47%
3%
0%
360
Philadelphia County
74%
70%
31%
62%
21%
3%
59,680
Pike County
82%
68%
43%
80%
54%
1%
525
Schuylkill County
63%
51%
20%
40%
9%
3%
1,315
Snyder County
65%
48%
31%
50%
8%
3%
260
Somerset County
77%
49%
13%
54%
11%
0%
750
Susquehanna County
64%
61%
13%
57%
12%
1%
545
Tioga County
69%
57%
24%
58%
21%
0%
640
Union County
59%
66%
14%
39%
13%
2%
390
Venango County
70%
60%
12%
55%
20%
0%
695
Warren County
84%
53%
20%
65%
12%
0%
485
Washington County
73%
54%
16%
53%
10%
2%
2,830
Wayne County
60%
65%
39%
50%
40%
2%
420
Westmoreland County
68%
58%
16%
51%
15%
1%
4,950
Wyoming County
75%
63%
12%
67%
13%
0%
160
York County
76%
61%
22%
63%
18%
2%
5,065

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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Table 6: Lower-Income Owner Households: Cost Burden Incidence in 2005-07
 
% of Owners with Any Cost Burden (Housing Costs >30% of Income)
% of Owners with Severe Cost Burden (Housing Costs >50% of Income)
# of ELI Owners with Severe Cost Burden
ELI
VLI
LI
ELI
VLI
LI
Pennsylvania*
80%
56%
36%
58%
25%
10%
143,710
Adams County
78%
58%
48%
59%
31%
17%
750
Allegheny County
84%
60%
37%
66%
29%
10%
14,905
Armstrong County
77%
60%
27%
53%
21%
5%
645
Beaver County
79%
58%
30%
53%
22%
7%
1,895
Bedford County
74%
50%
26%
49%
23%
10%
545
Berks County
82%
59%
38%
61%
24%
11%
3,675
Blair County
82%
47%
25%
53%
18%
4%
1,110
Bradford County
71%
51%
40%
47%
17%
11%
640
Bucks County
82%
72%
51%
61%
37%
18%
5,780
Butler County
82%
56%
37%
53%
23%
10%
1,375
Cambria County
78%
51%
20%
53%
21%
6%
1,480
Carbon County
90%
58%
29%
68%
27%
5%
965
Centre County
75%
52%
26%
47%
27%
5%
760
Chester County
90%
75%
55%
76%
41%
24%
4,450
Clarion County
68%
49%
24%
45%
15%
7%
290
Clearfield County
72%
45%
26%
47%
14%
5%
940
Clinton County
82%
51%
36%
60%
27%
8%
310
Columbia County
83%
62%
31%
61%
27%
5%
650
Crawford County
79%
63%
32%
60%
25%
6%
1,015
Cumberland County
76%
47%
34%
49%
22%
7%
1,590
Dauphin County
78%
54%
40%
58%
24%
11%
2,110
Delaware County
86%
63%
47%
69%
34%
15%
7,220
Elk County
79%
55%
20%
66%
14%
4%
375
Erie County
81%
62%
39%
65%
20%
11%
2,820
Fayette County
71%
34%
18%
42%
12%
6%
1,985
Franklin County
69%
52%
32%
40%
23%
9%
795
Greene County
74%
44%
28%
52%
18%
5%
480
Huntingdon County
79%
35%
28%
53%
14%
8%
430
Indiana County
76%
43%
25%
53%
14%
6%
730
Jefferson County
74%
45%
28%
51%
13%
4%
490
Juniata County
64%
38%
31%
43%
13%
11%
150
Lackawanna County
89%
70%
38%
73%
30%
12%
2,500
Lancaster County
79%
57%
39%
60%
29%
10%
3,580
Lawrence County
87%
61%
34%
70%
28%
7%
1,235
Lebanon County
68%
47%
30%
47%
21%
9%
915
Lehigh County
82%
58%
40%
58%
29%
11%
2,830
Luzerne County
80%
56%
34%
63%
26%
12%
4,195
Lycoming County
82%
62%
35%
58%
25%
9%
935
McKean County
80%
64%
28%
59%
18%
3%
405
Mercer County
91%
63%
35%
76%
25%
8%
1,560
Mifflin County
80%
59%
22%
57%
20%
7%
620
Monroe County
82%
77%
56%
67%
47%
21%
1,990
Montgomery County
85%
68%
52%
64%
36%
19%
6,720
Northampton County
88%
58%
46%
63%
26%
15%
2,365
Northumberland County
76%
43%
23%
53%
18%
7%
940
Perry County
80%
44%
29%
53%
18%
6%
475
Philadelphia County
75%
48%
29%
52%
19%
5%
32,505
Pike County
89%
65%
56%
73%
44%
22%
775
Schuylkill County
84%
56%
25%
61%
20%
8%
1,875
Snyder County
82%
57%
30%
59%
18%
3%
335
Somerset County
70%
43%
22%
46%
16%
4%
800
Susquehanna County
82%
67%
44%
70%
29%
17%
630
Tioga County
89%
65%
39%
69%
23%
12%
485
Union County
68%
55%
32%
56%
34%
9%
370
Venango County
89%
51%
30%
66%
20%
6%
640
Warren County
72%
62%
30%
48%
27%
9%
390
Washington County
77%
44%
27%
58%
18%
7%
2,165
Wayne County
80%
62%
45%
62%
37%
17%
665
Westmoreland County
83%
52%
28%
56%
22%
7%
4,545
Wyoming County
83%
67%
29%
63%
28%
14%
270
York County
82%
54%
36%
60%
24%
11%
3,775

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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Table 7: Lower-Income Renter Households: Affordable and Available Housing Units per 100 Renter Households
and Absolute Shortages/Surpluses in 2005-07
 
Affordable Units per 100 Renter Households
Affordable and Available Units Per 100 Renter Households
Absolute Shortages/Surpluses of Available and Affordable Units
0-30% AMI
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
0-30% AMI
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
0-30% AMI
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
Pennsylvania*
75
129
145
41
79
105
(222,870)
(135,620)
43,595
Adams County
90
154
155
35
71
98
(1,125)
(935)
(90)
Allegheny County
65
121
148
40
80
109
(29,105)
(15,740)
10,665
Armstrong County
119
166
146
44
84
102
(930)
(485)
85
Beaver County
137
168
146
69
98
109
(1,410)
(125)
1,180
Bedford County
131
190
153
42
93
104
(625)
(125)
115
Berks County
67
130
146
32
81
104
(6,370)
(3,440)
1,020
Blair County
92
147
149
46
88
103
(1,940)
(775)
320
Bradford County
111
178
160
40
88
103
(825)
(330)
135
Bucks County
49
83
149
25
50
99
(8,170)
(9,255)
(215)
Butler County
86
134
146
42
75
101
(2,235)
(1,700)
55
Cambria County
139
157
146
73
98
107
(1,055)
(170)
745
Carbon County
100
163
128
62
99
102
(700)
(45)
95
Centre County
38
80
118
18
49
92
(5,480)
(5,420)
(1,200)
Chester County
68
99
162
32
58
99
(5,405)
(5,560)
(300)
Clarion County
102
138
139
42
89
105
(840)
(260)
160
Clearfield County
118
155
141
51
91
105
(1,095)
(375)
290
Clinton County
122
113
135
50
64
97
(435)
(735)
(80)
Columbia County
80
141
146
30
79
100
(1,265)
(705)
(15)
Crawford County
94
161
156
40
95
112
(1,220)
(210)
700
Cumberland County
71
164
157
32
72
99
(2,850)
(2,395)
(135)
Dauphin County
86
136
156
55
86
111
(4,050)
(2,315)
2,450
Delaware County
49
105
143
26
62
102
(10,400)
(9,585)
775
Elk County
159
234
148
58
110
106
(280)
115
130
Erie County
67
132
145
36
80
105
(6,085)
(3,275)
1,195
Fayette County
128
160
129
69
103
108
(1,925)
295
1,060
Franklin County
107
198
162
32
77
101
(1,475)
(1,130)
70
Greene County
116
154
150
71
113
119
(335)
260
480
Huntingdon County
167
215
158
74
102
112
(245)
35
294
Indiana County
64
107
129
28
67
99
(2,345)
(1,790)
(100)
Jefferson County
125
142
134
53
87
102
(580)
(310)
55
Juniata County
206
302
172
34
94
102
(175)
(40)
20
Lackawanna County
97
137
154
47
80
104
(3,890)
(2,645)
815
Lancaster County
60
128
150
25
69
99
(8,940)
(6,825)
(375)
Lawrence County
143
147
149
64
90
109
(615)
(365)
460
Lebanon County
79
177
156
43
85
100
(1,350)
(715)
(5)
Lehigh County
63
99
142
39
64
102
(6,365)
(6,255)
500
Luzerne County
102
149
150
49
83
106
(4,535)
(2,995)
1,580
Lycoming County
67
120
146
28
67
98
(2,610)
(2,195)
(155)
McKean County
107
156
157
57
98
113
(500)
(50)
385
Mercer County
116
132
145
52
86
105
(1,035)
(740)
395
Mifflin County
147
188
143
46
89
99
(560)
(265)
(25)
Monroe County
70
90
148
24
45
94
(2,190)
(2,925)
(510)
Montgomery County
55
89
156
29
50
98
(9,250)
(12,155)
(945)
Northampton County
76
113
144
39
65
99
(3,755)
(4,090)
(170)
Northumberland County
111
157
150
44
95
108
(1,525)
(260)
560
Perry County
151
214
149
65
105
108
(265)
70
165
Philadelphia County
57
117
134
41
85
109
(56,735)
(20,275)
15,745
Pike County
103
72
126
17
46
79
(545)
(845)
(450)
Schuylkill County
126
186
155
58
91
104
(1,370)
(555)
355
Snyder County
165
205
171
57
90
103
(225)
(105)
55
Somerset County
157
182
148
58
98
106
(580)
(50)
275
Susquehanna County
117
157
153
40
78
101
(576)
(391)
14
Tioga County
99
136
145
42
77
103
(640)
(500)
80
Union County
127
170
136
65
93
99
(350)
(130)
(15)
Venango County
120
163
146
51
81
102
(625)
(485)
70
Warren County
146
212
172
54
106
111
(345)
100
265
Washington County
119
172
144
66
106
110
(1,825)
510
1,380
Wayne County
147
164
155
62
65
101
(325)
(550)
25
Westmoreland County
106
164
144
57
98
108
(4,135)
(275)
1,915
Wyoming County
154
209
182
35
78
101
(155)
(170)
15
York County
69
145
152
33
82
104
(5,370)
(2,795)
985

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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Table 8: Lower-Income Renter and Owner Households: Affordable and Available Housing Units per 100 Renter Households
and Absolute Shortages/Surpluses in 2005-07
Affordable Units per 100 Renter Households
Affordable and Available Units Per 100 Renter Households
Absolute Shortages/Surpluses of Available and Affordable Units
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
0-50% AMI
0-80% AMI
Pennsylvania*
163
168
70
91
(371,930)
(188,200)
Adams County
136
163
53
80
(3,245)
(2,790)
Allegheny County
194
199
79
103
(28,535)
6,345
Armstrong County
242
196
73
92
(1,850)
(960)
Beaver County
221
197
84
101
(2,825)
425
Bedford County
191
173
71
86
(1,445)
(1,205)
Berks County
157
176
69
90
(10,470)
(6,020)
Blair County
227
201
82
96
(2,245)
(810)
Bradford County
238
187
79
92
(1,250)
(835)
Bucks County
61
108
31
61
(27,965)
(29,110)
Butler County
172
190
66
90
(4,800)
(2,670)
Cambria County
255
195
90
99
(1,540)
(175)
Carbon County
216
165
80
90
(1,390)
(1,230)
Centre County
108
146
49
88
(7,555)
(3,105)
Chester County
83
134
39
68
(16,380)
(15,725)
Clarion County
203
184
78
93
(945)
(481)
Clearfield County
231
187
87
99
(1,260)
(155)
Clinton County
188
188
64
92
(1,360)
(550)
Columbia County
184
184
72
93
(1,785)
(720)
Crawford County
221
187
81
96
(1,665)
(625)
Cumberland County
187
186
62
87
(6,260)
(4,450)
Dauphin County
197
193
79
98
(5,470)
(835)
Delaware County
121
146
53
83
(22,720)
(14,425)
Elk County
336
218
102
107
45
424
Erie County
193
201
77
100
(6,225)
115
Fayette County
200
164
92
102
(1,705)
570
Franklin County
171
172
59
84
(4,420)
(3,520)
Greene County
234
189
97
103
(140)
210
Huntingdon County
239
192
79
93
(785)
(467)
Indiana County
187
178
69
92
(3,025)
(1,275)
Jefferson County
245
181
85
95
(790)
(455)
Juniata County
249
203
71
89
(476)
(356)
Lackawanna County
154
175
66
92
(7,670)
(3,150)
Lancaster County
136
172
57
85
(16,110)
(10,455)
Lawrence County
229
199
82
98
(1,530)
(320)
Lebanon County
192
199
69
91
(3,030)
(1,740)
Lehigh County
126
146
55
84
(13,665)
(8,730)
Luzerne County
190
189
75
97
(8,290)
(1,730)
Lycoming County
177
191
63
93
(4,080)
(1,505)
McKean County
303
225
91
104
(375)
315
Mercer County
224
191
82
96
(1,885)
(860)
Mifflin County
215
170
77
91
(1,175)
(850)
Monroe County
72
134
31
67
(8,610)
(7,755)
Montgomery County
74
131
34
69
(32,560)
(29,405)
Northampton County
123
136
51
75
(11,205)
(10,315)
Northumberland County
236
193
88
98
(1,225)
(400)
Perry County
242
182
80
91
(765)
(675)
Philadelphia County
134
138
80
99
(49,755)
(2,610)
Pike County
55
109
24
53
(3,380)
(4,015)
Schuylkill County
262
200
82
96
(2,510)
(975)
Snyder County
219
203
70
90
(790)
(510)
Somerset County
234
186
84
95
(1,250)
(705)
Susquehanna County
181
169
64
83
(1,441)
(1,211)
Tioga County
206
190
74
93
(1,100)
(515)
Union County
201
175
74
88
(811)
(691)
Venango County
289
201
86
99
(755)
(125)
Warren County
315
218
86
98
(515)
(175)
Washington County
213
192
84
96
(3,030)
(1,290)
Wayne County
120
132
43
68
(2,390)
(2,640)
Westmoreland County
200
188
78
97
(8,165)
(2,105)
Wyoming County
178
181
55
81
(935)
(800)
York County
159
184
67
89
(10,910)
(6,435)

Note: All values for owners and renters are combined on this table. Updated data are not available at 0-30% AMI threshold.

*Data for Pennsylvania are estimated based on state-level ACS files. Adding counties together in this table will yield slightly different statewide results due to rounding.

Source: 2005-07 ACS data, HUD, http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/cp.html

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  • Last updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011