Income - Families Earning Over $75,000

In the report area, 40.81%, or 16,568 families report a total annual income of $75,000 or greater. Total income includes all reported income from wages and salaries as well as income from self-employment, interest or dividends, public assistance, retirement, and other sources. As defined by the US Census Bureau, a family household is any housing unit in which the householder is living with one or more individuals related to him or her by birth, marriage, or adoption. A non-family household is any household occupied by the householder alone, or by the householder and one or more unrelated individuals.
Report Area Total Families Families with Income Over $75,000 Percent Families with Income Over $75,000
Franklin County, PA 40,598 16,568 40.81%
Pennsylvania 3,202,874 1,441,954 45.02%
United States 77,260,546 33,885,974 43.86%
Note: This Indicator is compared with the state average. Green - Better than state average, Red - Worse than state average.
Data Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2011-2015. Source geography: Tract

Families with Income Over $75,000 by Race Alone, Total
Report Area White Black or African American Native American / Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Race
Franklin County, PA 16,004 384 4 105 0 24 47
Pennsylvania 1,306,718 68,559 1,517 45,815 136 7,860 11,349
United States 28,042,926 2,361,904 146,020 2,093,849 40,088 681,144 520,043
Families with Income Over $75,000 by Race Alone, Percent
Report Area White Black or African American Native American / Alaska Native Asian Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Some Other Race Multiple Race
Franklin County, PA 41.59% 27.45% 7.84% 34.54 no data 16.22% 21.76%
Pennsylvania 47.8% 23.97% 27.9% 51.11% 18.38% 15.53% 30.78%
United States 47.1% 26.74% 26.07% 55.65% 36.83% 22.13% 37.62%
Families with Income Over $75,000 by Ethnicity Alone
Report Area Total Hispanic / Latino Total Not Hispanic / Latino Percent Hispanic / Latino Percent Not Hispanic / Latino
Franklin County, PA 165 40,433 15.71% 102.24%
Pennsylvania 34,055 3,168,819 21.37% 104.12%
United States 2,923,317 74,337,229 26.37% 112.33%
Website Updated December 11 2017 Site Reviewed January 05 2018

Income - Families Earning Over $75,000

Data Background

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide, continuous survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, housing, social, and economic data. The ACS samples nearly 3 million addresses each year, resulting in nearly 2 million final interviews. The ACS replaces the long-form decennial census; however, the number of household surveys reported annually for the ACS is significantly less than the number reported in the long-form decennial census. As a result, the ACS combines detailed population and housing data from multiple years to produce reliable estimates for small counties, neighborhoods, and other local areas. Negotiating between timeliness and accuracy, the ACS annually releases current, one-year estimates for geographic areas with large populations; three-year and five-year estimates are also released each year for additional areas based on minimum population thresholds.

Citation: U.S. Census Bureau: A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data (2008).

For more information about this source, including data collection methodology and definitions, refer to the American Community Survey website.


Counts of family households and families by income level are acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS). Data represent estimates for the 5 year period 2011-2015. Mapped data are summarized to 2010 census tract boundaries. A family consists of a householder and one or more other people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage*, or adoption. Family households have a minimum of two members, and thus family income is typically larger than household income. Indicator statistics are measured as a percentage total family households using the following formula:

[Families with Income > $75,000] / [Total Families] * 100

For more information on the data reported in the American Community Survey, please see the complete American Community Survey 2015 Subject Definitions.


Race and Ethnicity
Race and ethnicity (Hispanic origin) are collected as two separate categories in the American Community Survey (ACS) based on methods established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 1997. Indicator race and ethnicity statistics are generated from self-identified survey responses. Using the OMB standard, the available race categories in the ACS are: White, Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, and Other. An ACS survey respondent may identify as one race alone, or may choose multiple races. Respondents selecting multiple categories are racially identified as “Two or More Races”. The minimum ethnicity categories are: Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino. Respondents may only choose one ethnicity. All social and economic data are reported in the ACS public use files by race alone, ethnicity alone, and for the white non-Hispanic population.

Courtesy: Community Commons, <>, October 2017