2017-2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates Data Now Available

The U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates, now available at https://data.census.gov/. These estimates provide data for all Pennsylvania counties, municipalities, and other geographic areas regardless of population size.

Some highlights from the Pennsylvania State Date Center include:

  • Approximately 47.0% of renter households in PA spent more than 30.0% of their income on housing costs, compared to 40.0 percent of renter households nationally.
  • The counties with the highest percentage of renters experiencing a housing cost burden were Centre (58.0%), Pike (57.4%), Lawrence (52.5%), Monroe (51.9%), and Philadelphia (51.9%).
  • Between 2012-2016 and 2017-2021, 43 counties experienced a statistically significant increase in median household income.

Visit the Data Center’s Research Briefs page to read this brief and past releases.