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Table 21.  Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children:  1997                                                                           1
(Numbers in thousands.  Families and children as of March of the following year.  For meaning of symbols, see text)

                                            One person                    Two people          
                                                                                       House- 
                                                                             House-    holder 
                                                Under    65 and              holder    65 and 
                                      Total        65      over     Total  under 65      over 
                                                                                              
TOTAL                                                                                         
                                                                                              
Number..........................     41,672    31,037    10,634    30,287    21,088     9,199 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......      8,183     8,350     7,698    10,473    10,805     9,712 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............      8,687     6,454     2,233     2,368     1,918       450 
People in poverty...............      8,687     6,454     2,233     4,816     3,887       929 
                                                                                              
NUMBER OF RELATED CHILDREN                                                                    
UNDER 18                                                                                      
                                                                                              
None:                                                                                         
Number..........................     41,672    31,037    10,634    26,340    17,217     9,123 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......      8,183     8,350     7,698    10,385    10,748     9,701 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............      8,687     6,454     2,233     1,213       796       417 
People in poverty...............      8,687     6,454     2,233     2,514     1,655       859 
                                                                                              
One:                                                                                          
Number..........................          0         0         0     3,947     3,871        76 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0    11,062    11,063    11,021 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0     1,155     1,123        32 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0     2,302     2,232        70 
                                                                                              
Two:                                                                                          
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Three:                                                                                        
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Four:                                                                                         
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Table 21.  Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children:  1997                                                                           2
(Numbers in thousands.  Families and children as of March of the following year.  For meaning of symbols, see text)

                                            One person                    Two people          
                                                                                       House- 
                                                                             House-    holder 
                                                Under    65 and              holder    65 and 
                                      Total        65      over     Total  under 65      over 
                                                                                              
Five:                                                                                         
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Six:                                                                                          
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Seven:                                                                                        
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Eight or more:                                                                                
Number...........................         0         0         0         0         0         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars).......         0         0         0         0         0         0 
                                                                                              
Families in poverty..............         0         0         0         0         0         0 
People in poverty................         0         0         0         0         0         0 
Table 21.  Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children:  1997                                                                           3
(Numbers in thousands.  Families and children as of March of the following year.  For meaning of symbols, see text)

                                                                                                Nine or 
                                      Three      Four      Five       Six     Seven     Eight      more 
                                     people    people    people    people    people    people    people 
                                                                                                        
TOTAL                                                                                                   
                                                                                                        
Number..........................     16,231    14,633     6,555     2,047       697       260       174 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......     12,802    16,400    19,380    21,866    24,802    27,593    32,566 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............      1,748     1,513       928       419       208        68        71 
People in poverty...............      5,303     6,058     4,679     2,597     1,468       590       706 
                                                                                                        
NUMBER OF RELATED CHILDREN                                                                              
UNDER 18                                                                                                
                                                                                                        
None:                                                                                                   
Number..........................      5,290     1,495       276        37        13         6         0 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......     12,554    16,555    19,964    22,962    26,421    29,550    35,546 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............        184        36         0         4         3         0         0 
People in poverty...............        610       172         0        34        22         0         0 
                                                                                                        
One:                                                                                                    
Number..........................      8,444     2,415       657       108         7        10         4 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......     12,919    16,825    20,255    23,053    26,586    29,811    35,719 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............        538       153        24         8         0         0         3 
People in poverty...............      1,647       639       136        59         0         3        26 
                                                                                                        
Two:                                                                                                    
Number..........................      2,497     9,621     1,322       331        76        25         3 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......     12,931    16,276    19,634    22,578    26,017    29,274    35,244 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............      1,027       652       146        31        11         0         0 
People in poverty...............      3,046     2,603       772       202        84         0         0 
                                                                                                        
Three:                                                                                                  
Number..........................          0     1,102     3,955       500       144        30        14 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0    16,333    19,154    22,123    25,621    28,804    34,845 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............          0       673       492        61        18         4         2 
People in poverty...............          0     2,645     2,454       386       137        40        20 
                                                                                                        
Four:                                                                                                   
Number..........................          0         0       345       961       171        42        13 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0    18,861    21,446    24,882    28,137    34,190 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............          0         0       265       230        44         4         2 
People in poverty...............          0         0     1,317     1,423       317        31        21 
Table 21.  Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children:  1997                                                                           4
(Numbers in thousands.  Families and children as of March of the following year.  For meaning of symbols, see text)

                                                                                                Nine or 
                                      Three      Four      Five       Six     Seven     Eight      more 
                                     people    people    people    people    people    people    people 
                                                                                                        
Five:                                                                                                   
Number..........................          0         0         0       109       249        51        32 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0    21,045    24,021    27,290    33,289 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0        85        96        13         8 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0       493       669       114        85 
                                                                                                        
Six:                                                                                                    
Number..........................          0         0         0         0        37        73        29 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0    23,076    26,409    32,474 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0        36        26         8 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0       239       216        81 
                                                                                                        
Seven:                                                                                                  
Number..........................          0         0         0         0         0        23        24 
Poverty threshold(dollars)......          0         0         0         0         0    26,185    32,272 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty.............          0         0         0         0         0        21         8 
People in poverty...............          0         0         0         0         0       185        76 
                                                                                                        
Eight or more:                                                                                          
Number...........................         0         0         0         0         0         0        56 
Poverty threshold(dollars).......         0         0         0         0         0         0    31,029 
                                                                                                        
Families in poverty..............         0         0         0         0         0         0        40 
People in poverty................         0         0         0         0         0         0       397 

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact: Housing and Household Economic Statistics Information Staff at (301)763-3242
Last revised: July 20, 2004
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