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TABLE 21. Poverty Thresholds By Size of Family And Number of Related Children - 1996 (Numbers in thousands)
UnrelatedTwo Person Families
Individuals House- HolderHouse- Holder 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 or More
TotalUnder 6565 And Over TotalUnder 65 65 & Over Per- Sons Per- Sons Per- Sons Per- Sons Per- Sons Per- Sons Per- Sons
Total Number 40727 30017 10709 29780 20581 9199 16239 14602 6326 2108 692 287 207
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Families In Poverty 8452 6215 2237 2564 2092 473 1968 1513 872 416 199 82 94
Persons In Poverty 8452 6215 2237 5245 4245 1000 6011 6158 4387 2548 1432 650 943
Number of Related Children Under 18
None:
Number 40727 30017 10709 25858 16712 9147 5261 1591 281 28 15 1 1
Poverty Threshold 7995 8163 7525 10145 10507 9484 12273 16183 19516 22447 25828 28887 34749
Families In Poverty 8452 6215 2237 1322 874 449 199 49 5 1 0 0 0
Persons In Poverty 8452 6215 2237 2757 1807 950 690 230 29 6 0 0 0
Number of Related Children Under 18
One:
Number 0 0 0 3921 3869 52 8234 2474 644 139 23 8 8
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 10814 10815 10774 12629 16448 19800 22536 25990 29142 34917
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 1242 1218 24 589 151 43 6 0 0 0
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 2488 2439 50 1823 638 234 32 0 3 4
Number of Related Children Under 18
TWO:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 2744 9509 1293 323 66 31 0
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 12641 15911 19194 22072 25434 28617 34453
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 1179 696 112 15 8 1 0
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 3498 2820 593 96 60 13 0
Number of Related Children Under 18
THREE:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1028 3812 467 146 44 14
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15967 18725 21627 25046 28158 34063
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 617 481 75 29 7 5
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2470 2395 479 217 58 57
Number of Related Children Under 18
FOUR:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 296 1068 151 62 27
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18438 20965 24324 27506 33423
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 231 249 39 21 9
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1137 1508 288 161 85
Number of Related Children Under 18
FIVE:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 253 44 29
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20573 23482 26678 32542
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 90 19 7
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 428 632 157 68
Number of Related Children Under 18
SIX:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 92 35
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22558 25816 31746
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 30 23
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 236 228 236
Number of Related Children Under 18
SEVEN:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 38
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25597 31548
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 135
Number of Related Children Under 18
EIGHT:
Number 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 54
Poverty Threshold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30333
Families In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36
Persons In Poverty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 358
Weighted Poverty Threshold 7995 8163 7525 10233 10564 9491 12516 16036 18952 21389 24268 27091 31971

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: July 28, 2004
URL: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/031997/pov/21_000.htm