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One of the newer additions to the site has been the Rarity Factor which has been added to all the individual county pages, and is consolidated here. Simply put, the Rarity Factor is a number which corresplonds to how rare a county is during any given year. The lower the number; the more rare that county was.
County County
Abbreviation
2017
Rarity
Factor
2016
Rarity
Factor
2015
Rarity
Factor
2014
Rarity
Factor
2013
Rarity
Factor
5 yr average
Rarity
Factor
Adams (ADA) 12 1 7 20 23 13
Allegheny (ALL) 62 61 60 62 59 61
Armstrong (ARM) 10 38 19 8 36 22
Beaver (BEA) 45 54 32 59 53 49
Bedford (BED) 29 8 8 2 21 14
Berks (BER) 67 65 61 66 67 65
Blair (BLA) 33 13 44 38 46 35
Bradford (BRA) 50 10 29 26 11 25
Bucks (BUX) 65 59 58 65 55 60
Butler (BUT) 30 30 27 29 38 31
Cambria (CMB) 7 7 14 3 18 10
Cameron (CRN) 5 5 11 44 19 17
Carbon (CAR) 49 50 51 61 54 53
Centre (CEN) 58 37 37 41 28 40
Chester (CHE) 48 57 41 33 4 37
Clarion (CLA) 31 27 53 36 37 37
Clearfield (CLE) 11 25 10 52 41 28
Clinton (CLI) 2 2 25 1 13 9
Columbia (COL) 54 51 43 25 33 41
Crawford (CRA) 59 26 62 4 2 31
Cumberland (CUM) 51 67 45 54 48 53
Dauphin (DAU) 20 21 23 45 15 25
Delaware (DCO) 46 39 56 51 61 51
Elk (ELK) 23 53 21 27 40 33
Erie (ERI) 27 42 52 34 49 41
Fayette (FAY) 13 19 40 5 22 20
Forest (FOR) 8 44 13 49 8 24
Franklin (FRA) 44 47 24 15 5 27
Fulton (FUL) 47 32 3 13 10 21
Greene (GRE) 43 15 5 11 45 24
Huntingdon (HUN) 53 33 48 56 43 47
Indiana (INN) 26 31 57 22 9 29
Jefferson (JEF) 35 36 54 28 63 43
Juniata (JUN) 15 17 6 9 26 15
Lackawanna (LAC) 18 12 12 7 12 12
Lancaster (LAN) 63 45 63 60 65 59
Lawrence (LAW) 28 24 28 6 31 23
Lebanon (LEB) 21 35 36 40 20 30
Lehigh (LEH) 66 63 67 55 51 60
Luzerne (LUZ) 55 66 66 64 64 63
Lycoming (LYC) 52 3 1 18 35 22
McKean (MCK) 61 64 39 35 29 46
Mercer (MER) 56 22 35 23 39 35
Mifflin (MIF) 9 11 20 17 27 17
Monroe (MOE) 6 46 30 53 6 28
Montgomery (MGY) 60 58 65 63 60 61
Montour (MTR) 38 34 22 14 17 25
Northampton (NHA) 64 62 59 67 66 64
Northumberland (NUM) 4 55 2 43 3 21
Perry (PER) 37 16 16 12 30 22
Philadelphia (PHI) 22 28 26 32 52 32
Pike (PIK) 36 23 33 42 1 27
Potter (POT) 19 18 31 46 44 32
Schuykill (SCH) 24 40 4 47 47 32
Snyder (SNY) 42 49 42 39 56 46
Somerset (SOM) 32 52 47 30 42 41
Sullivan (SUL) 16 14 49 16 16 22
Susquehanna (SUS) 39 6 9 37 32 25
Tioga (TIO) 41 29 34 31 14 30
Union (UNI) 25 20 15 24 24 22
Venango VEN 1 9 38 19 34 20
Warren (WAR) 3 41 17 10 7 16
Washington (WAS) 17 56 46 48 57 45
Wayne (WAY) 34 48 18 21 25 29
Westmoreland (WES) 57 60 64 58 50 58
Wyoming (WYO) 14 4 50 50 58 35
York (YOR) 40 43 55 57 62 51

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