Income - Median Family Income

This indicator reports median family income based on the latest 5-year American Community Survey estimates. 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. Family income includes the incomes of all family members age 15 and older.
Report Area Total Family Households Average Family Income Median Family Income
Franklin County, PA 40,598 $74,751 $64,527
Pennsylvania 3,202,874 $87,959 $68,158
United States 77,260,546 $88,153 $66,011
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

Median Family Income by Family Composition
Report Area Married-Couple Families without Children Married-Couple Families with Children Single-Males without Children Single-Males with Children Single Females without Children Single Females with Children
Franklin County, PA $68,862 $80,576 $53,926 $37,813 $42,883 $26,481
Pennsylvania $75,036 $91,266 $53,475 $40,195 $44,723 $24,454
United States $76,158 $85,393 $52,072 $38,140 $43,324 $24,433
Median Family Income by Race / Ethnicity of Householder
Report Area Non Hispanic White Black Asian American Indian / Alaska Native Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Other Race Multiple Race Hispanic / Latino
Franklin County, PA $66,363 $25,750 $53,529 $29,094 no data $50,000 $42,500 $41,016
Pennsylvania $73,004 $40,726 $76,820 $40,236 $38,083 $31,941 $46,228 $36,230
United States $74,738 $43,060 $84,964 $43,635 $56,928 $41,106 $56,749 $44,580
Website Updated December 11 2017 Site Reviewed January 05 2018

Income - Median Family Income

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.

*Note: In Census Bureau tabulations, beginning in 2015, unless otherwise specified, the terms "spouse”, “married couple” and "marriage" include same-sex couples and marriages.


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, <>, November 2017