Northumberland County includes the cities of Shamokin and Sunbury and the boroughs of Herndon, Kulpmont, Marion Heights, McEwensville, Milton, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Riverside, Snydertown, Turbotville, and Watsontown. Major employers include Weis Markets, Knoebels Amusement Resort, and Conagra Packaged Foods. In Northumberland County, there are 13,397 people – including 3,757 children – living in poverty.
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Columbia County includes the town of Bloomsburg and the boroughs of Benton, Berwick, Briar Creek, Catawissa, Millville, Orangeville, and Stillwater. It is the home of Bloomsburg University. Major employers include Geisinger, Wise Foods, and Berwick Offray. In Columbia County, there are 10,592 people – including 2,184 children – living in poverty.
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Montour County includes the borough of Danville and is the home of Geisinger. Other major employers in Montour County include Great Dane LLC, Maria Joseph Manor, and Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation. In Montour County, there are 1,844 people – including 575 children – living in poverty.
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Lycoming County includes the city of Williamsport and the boroughs of Duboistown, Hughesville, Jersey Shore, Montgomery, Montoursville, Muncy, Picture Rocks, Salladasburg, and South Williamsport. It is the home of Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology. Major employers include UPMC Susquehanna, Weis Markets, and Aramark Facility Services LLC. In Lycoming County, there are 15,331 people – including 5,043 children – living in poverty.
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Snyder County includes the boroughs of Beavertown, Freeburg, McClure, Middleburg, Selinsgrove, and Shamokin Dam. It is the home of Susquehanna University. Major employers in Snyder County include Wood-Mode, National Beef, and Conestoga Wood Specialties. In Snyder County, there are 4,334 people – including 1,617 children – living in poverty.
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Union County includes the boroughs of Hartleton, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, and New Berlin. It is the home of Bucknell University. Major employers in Union County include Evangelical Community Hospital, DNA Central Inc., and Ritz-Craft Corporation of PA. In Union County, there are 1,844 people – including 575 children – living in poverty.
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Clinton County includes the city of Lock Haven and the boroughs of Avis, Beech Creek, Flemington, Loganton, Mill Hall, Renovo, and South Renovo. It is the home of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Major employers in Clinton County include First Quality Products Inc., Keane Frac LP, and Truck-Lite Co LLC. In Clinton County, there are 6,425 people – including 1,935 children – living in poverty.
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Mifflin County includes the boroughs of Burnham, Juniata Terrace, Kistler, Lewistown, McVeytown, and Newton Hamilton. Major employers in Mifflin County include Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Standard Steel LLC, and Philips Ultrasound Inc. In Mifflin County, there are 6,180 people – including 2,250 children – living in poverty.
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Centre County includes the boroughs of State College, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Howard, Milesburg, Millheim, Philipsburg, Port Matilda, Snow Shoe, and Unionville. It is the home of Penn State University’s main campus. Major employers in Centre County include Mount Nittany Medical Center, Glen O. Hawbacker Inc., and Wal-Mart Associates Inc. In Centre County, there are 26,291 people – including 3,038 children – living in poverty.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates; Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry