What Is ALICE?

United Way of Pennsylvania launched a statewide data project, ALICE, which provides a comprehensive measure of financial hardship across our state. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE report tells the story of our community members who are going to work but are still struggling to survive, through a standardized methodology that assesses the cost of living in every county. ALICE is our neighbors, friends and family who may earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but still cannot afford the basic necessities for their family. ALICE lives in every county in Pennsylvania. Equipped with this data, the Pennsylvania network of United Ways will convene, advocate and innovate in our local communities to highlight the issues faced by ALICE households, and to generate solutions which help them on their path to financial stability.

The Statistics by County and Township/Borough

Click on an area of the map to see where ALICE lives, and what it costs to provide household essentials for families in a community.

PA Counties
Below ALICE Threshold
27%
55%
Adams County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
39,527
Poverty:
3,128 (8%)
ALICE:
9,634 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
26,765 (68%)
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
537,381
Poverty:
62,990 (12%)
ALICE:
82,439 (15%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
391,952 (73%)
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
26,712
Poverty:
3,718 (14%)
ALICE:
8,075 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
14,919 (56%)
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
71,005
Poverty:
8,497 (12%)
ALICE:
16,709 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
45,799 (65%)
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
19,666
Poverty:
2,647 (13%)
ALICE:
5,798 (29%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
11,221 (57%)
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
155,154
Poverty:
17,163 (11%)
ALICE:
37,472 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
100,519 (65%)
Blair County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
51,885
Poverty:
8,445 (16%)
ALICE:
11,789 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
31,651 (61%)
Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
24,851
Poverty:
2,878 (12%)
ALICE:
6,640 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
15,333 (62%)
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
239,671
Poverty:
16,021 (7%)
ALICE:
60,032 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
163,618 (68%)
Butler County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
75,513
Poverty:
6,384 (8%)
ALICE:
14,881 (20%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
54,248 (72%)
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
56,023
Poverty:
8,112 (14%)
ALICE:
13,932 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
33,979 (61%)
Cameron County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
2,196
Poverty:
298 (14%)
ALICE:
578 (26%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
1,320 (60%)
Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
26,213
Poverty:
2,982 (11%)
ALICE:
8,429 (32%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
14,802 (56%)
Centre County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
58,629
Poverty:
9,380 (16%)
ALICE:
15,852 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
33,397 (57%)
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
189,506
Poverty:
12,646 (7%)
ALICE:
38,421 (20%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
138,439 (73%)
Clarion County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
15,925
Poverty:
2,602 (16%)
ALICE:
3,979 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
9,344 (59%)
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
29,098
Poverty:
4,366 (15%)
ALICE:
9,037 (31%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
15,695 (54%)
Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
14,675
Poverty:
2,418 (16%)
ALICE:
4,442 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
7,815 (53%)
Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
26,584
Poverty:
4,123 (16%)
ALICE:
6,144 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
16,317 (61%)
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
36,050
Poverty:
5,275 (15%)
ALICE:
8,435 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
22,340 (62%)
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
98,242
Poverty:
6,869 (7%)
ALICE:
23,914 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
67,459 (69%)
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
110,764
Poverty:
12,324 (11%)
ALICE:
25,973 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
72,467 (65%)
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
205,461
Poverty:
20,176 (10%)
ALICE:
43,243 (21%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
142,042 (69%)
Elk County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
13,447
Poverty:
1,357 (10%)
ALICE:
3,213 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
8,877 (66%)
Erie County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
108,458
Poverty:
16,153 (15%)
ALICE:
28,958 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
63,347 (58%)
Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
53,256
Poverty:
8,399 (16%)
ALICE:
15,617 (29%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
29,240 (55%)
Forest County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
1,473
Poverty:
152 (10%)
ALICE:
571 (39%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
750 (51%)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
60,979
Poverty:
6,022 (10%)
ALICE:
12,420 (20%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
42,537 (70%)
Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
5,947
Poverty:
731 (12%)
ALICE:
1,491 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
3,725 (63%)
Greene County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
14,484
Poverty:
1,976 (14%)
ALICE:
4,076 (28%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
8,432 (58%)
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
16,935
Poverty:
2,365 (14%)
ALICE:
5,098 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
9,472 (56%)
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
33,664
Poverty:
4,414 (13%)
ALICE:
10,466 (31%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
18,784 (56%)
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
18,452
Poverty:
2,611 (14%)
ALICE:
4,655 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
11,186 (61%)
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
9,361
Poverty:
1,205 (13%)
ALICE:
2,529 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
5,627 (60%)
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
86,213
Poverty:
13,202 (15%)
ALICE:
21,749 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
51,262 (59%)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
201,150
Poverty:
18,338 (9%)
ALICE:
48,755 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
134,057 (67%)
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
37,341
Poverty:
4,787 (13%)
ALICE:
10,711 (29%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
21,843 (58%)
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
52,786
Poverty:
5,608 (11%)
ALICE:
13,497 (26%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
33,681 (64%)
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
139,466
Poverty:
16,000 (11%)
ALICE:
35,498 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
87,968 (63%)
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
126,811
Poverty:
16,300 (13%)
ALICE:
34,693 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
75,818 (60%)
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
46,122
Poverty:
6,020 (13%)
ALICE:
13,693 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
26,409 (57%)
McKean County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
17,199
Poverty:
2,541 (15%)
ALICE:
4,236 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
10,422 (61%)
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
46,453
Poverty:
5,021 (11%)
ALICE:
13,320 (29%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
28,112 (61%)
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
18,939
Poverty:
2,339 (12%)
ALICE:
5,655 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
10,945 (58%)
Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
57,668
Poverty:
4,315 (7%)
ALICE:
19,531 (34%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
33,822 (59%)
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
314,756
Poverty:
19,790 (6%)
ALICE:
73,530 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
221,436 (70%)
Montour County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
7,423
Poverty:
809 (11%)
ALICE:
2,098 (28%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
4,516 (61%)
Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
113,945
Poverty:
10,648 (9%)
ALICE:
33,898 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
69,399 (61%)
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
37,684
Poverty:
5,837 (15%)
ALICE:
9,517 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
22,330 (59%)
Perry County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
17,936
Poverty:
1,431 (8%)
ALICE:
4,329 (24%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
12,176 (68%)
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
606,142
Poverty:
170,345 (28%)
ALICE:
161,296 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
274,501 (45%)
Pike County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
21,379
Poverty:
2,029 (9%)
ALICE:
5,600 (26%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
13,750 (64%)
Potter County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
6,536
Poverty:
931 (14%)
ALICE:
2,361 (36%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
3,244 (50%)
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
57,492
Poverty:
6,315 (11%)
ALICE:
17,777 (31%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
33,400 (58%)
Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
14,576
Poverty:
1,581 (11%)
ALICE:
4,391 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
8,604 (59%)
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
29,405
Poverty:
3,562 (12%)
ALICE:
8,352 (28%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
17,491 (59%)
Sullivan County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
2,648
Poverty:
315 (12%)
ALICE:
808 (31%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
1,525 (58%)
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
17,404
Poverty:
2,223 (13%)
ALICE:
4,272 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
10,909 (63%)
Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
16,121
Poverty:
2,076 (13%)
ALICE:
4,105 (25%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
9,940 (62%)
Union County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
14,702
Poverty:
1,653 (11%)
ALICE:
5,275 (36%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
7,774 (53%)
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
21,925
Poverty:
2,813 (13%)
ALICE:
5,609 (26%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
13,503 (62%)
Warren County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
17,095
Poverty:
2,097 (12%)
ALICE:
5,041 (29%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
9,957 (58%)
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
81,924
Poverty:
7,634 (9%)
ALICE:
22,243 (27%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
52,047 (64%)
Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
19,202
Poverty:
2,048 (11%)
ALICE:
5,840 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
11,314 (59%)
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
151,007
Poverty:
16,568 (11%)
ALICE:
30,665 (20%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
103,774 (69%)
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
10,801
Poverty:
1,158 (11%)
ALICE:
3,204 (30%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
6,439 (60%)
York County, Pennsylvania
Total Households:
171,781
Poverty:
15,178 (9%)
ALICE:
39,955 (23%)
Above ALICE Threshold:
116,648 (68%)

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