The maps below provide visualizations of a variety of indicator data, showing how they impact Berks County in different ways. These maps provide Berks County area data but get more interesting as you zoom in to view the data at the census-tract level. Here, we can see how indicators such as poverty and income vary tremendously within our county.
Children & Youth
Children Living in Poverty The number of children under 18 who live below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2015, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $24,250.
Foreign-Born Population The percentage of the population in a region that is foreign-born, which includes anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. People who become U.S. citizens through naturalization are considered foreign-born.
People Living in Poverty The share of residents with incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2015, the threshold for a four-person family was $24,250.
Working Poor The number of employed individuals whose incomes fall below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. The poverty line for a family of 4 was $24,250 in 2015.