Johnstown named poorest town in Pennsylvania

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According to, Johnstown has been identified as the poorest town in Pennsylvania.

According to the report, a typical household in Johnstown earns $24,075 a year, which is less than half the median income of the state income of $54,895 a year.

Because many live on low incomes, a large amount of Johnstown residents rely on SNAP benefits. According to the report, “the town’s 38.8 percent SNAP recipiency rate is nearly three times the statewide rate of 13 percent.”

Johnstown’s population is 20,169 and the poverty rate is 37 percent.

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