Monday, April 15, 2019

Columbia is 2nd from last in poorest zip codes in Lancaster County


Lancaster Online has posted an article HERE naming the wealthiest and poorest zip codes in Lancaster County, based on aggregate IRS data from 2017, the most recent year available.

The wealthiest is the Lititz region, with the data shown below:

17543, Lititz region
Average adjusted gross income: $81,872
Average wage/salary: $67,384
Returns filed: 22,120


The five poorest are shown below. Note that Columbia is second from last, almost the poorest in the county - just barely above Smoketown:

17560, New Providence
Average adjusted gross income: $49,351
Average wage/salary: $42,638
Returns filed: 2,440

17562, Paradise
Average adjusted gross income: $49,058
Average wage/salary: $37,274
Returns filed: 1,980

17581, Terre Hill
Average adjusted gross income: $48,873
Average wage/salary: $44,320
Returns filed: 560

17512, Columbia
Average adjusted gross income: $46,649
Average wage/salary: $41,791
Returns filed: 8,770

17576, Smoketown
Average adjusted gross income: $44,707
Average wage/salary: $36,318
Returns filed: 140

11 comments:

  1. Smoketown with 140 returns filed, might as well call Columbia as dead last!!

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  2. Attention borough manager (consultant) this is COLUMBIA .

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  3. So a medical building at the Lucas building , seams like we try this on every remodel now. Write off ? maybe.

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  4. Here we go a medical building at Lucas building for now. Watch the back door for the borough to move there next, this bunch talked about it before.

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  5. Poorest zip code with outrageous taxes

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  6. wake up people. with close to 1,000 rental properties (not units) in this small Boro... it can't surprise you that we are a Poverty town. The Borough MUST find a way to get rid of at the very least HALF of the number of rental properties in the Boro. Create a tax relief program or something. The hardworking taxpaying middle class is a minority and can NOT afford this craziness. It's outrageous. STOP THE RENTALS. plus the rentals use up all the police dept hours on domestics, drugs and unacceptable behavior. Now I ask "how hard is it?"

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    1. Why so hard on rentals, they pay taxes, they buy in Columbia?? Now the taxes used on private things , the money pit, unneeded lites on 462, over paid manager on the borough ( inexperienced) , how about whats with the hole in the ground on locust. Don't beat the rental they contribute to the town.

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    2. RENTALS HAVE NOTHING TO DUE WITH THE IGERANT 7 AND BOROUGH SO CALLED MANAGERS SPENDING.

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  7. Properties pay taxes , same if owner occuplied or rental , with the taxes people will not buy them to live in , be glad they are not abandoned properties , but with the taxes here there will not be a race to buy in Columbia, not to mention the things that our borough is doing. getting sued, expanding the money pit, inexperienced management,favortism, this goes on and on.

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  8. $47,000 is poor? I support 5 people in that income. Whatever, money isn't everything! I want out but it's not because I'm poor.

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