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Historical Poverty Tables - Poverty by Definition of Income (R&D) Table 1

                                                                  


Table RDP-1. Weighted Average Poverty Thresholds for Families of Specified Size:  1968-2002 (CPI-U-X1)

                                                                                     Families of 2 people or more
                                             _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                       2 people
                   Unrelated individuals     _____________________________
                                                          House-    House-
               _____________________________              holder    holder
  Calendar                   Under  Aged 65                under   aged 65                                          7 people                      9 people
  year          All ages    age 65  or older  All ages    age 65  or older  3 people  4 people  5 people  6 people   or more  7 people  8 people   or more
  ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  1968........    $1,742    $1,791    $1,662    $2,255    $2,326    $2,095    $2,765    $3,542    $4,175    $4,691    $5,770      ***       ***       ***
  1969........     1,818     1,870     1,736     2,354     2,428     2,188     2,888     3,697     4,361     4,898     6,027      ***       ***       ***
  1970........     1,914     1,969     1,823     2,473     2,550     2,300     3,035     3,886     4,584     5,152     6,335      ***       ***       ***
  1971........     1,998     2,054     1,900     2,578     2,659     2,397     3,162     4,051     4,778     5,375     6,610      ***       ***       ***
  1972........     2,061     2,119     1,960     2,662     2,744     2,473     3,263     4,178     4,930     5,544     6,825      ***       ***       ***
  1973........     2,198     2,257     2,083     2,832     2,919     2,629     3,470     4,441     5,241     5,896     7,272      ***       ***       ***
  1974........     2,417     2,482     2,290     3,110     3,208     2,888     3,813     4,880     5,763     6,489     7,994      ***       ***       ***
  1975........     2,618     2,688     2,481     3,370     3,477     3,130     4,126     5,286     6,247     7,032     8,672      ***       ***       ***
  1976........     2,770     2,842     2,622     3,565     3,675     3,309     4,361     5,586     6,605     7,454     9,210      ***       ***       ***
  1977........     2,951     3,025     2,789     3,791     3,907     3,518     4,638     5,941     7,024     7,927     9,803      ***       ***       ***
  1978........     3,154     3,231     2,979     4,047     4,175     3,757     4,954     6,346     7,506     8,469    10,480      ***       ***       ***
  1979........     3,460     3,543     3,263     4,431     4,575     4,117     5,425     6,951     8,230     9,298    11,517      ***       ***       ***
  1980........     3,851     3,942     3,629     4,929     5,088     4,579     6,033     7,732     9,159    10,356    12,825   $11,727   $13,049   $15,527
  1981........     4,213     4,313     3,975     5,396     5,573     5,014     6,612     8,470    10,039    11,354      ***     12,868    14,278    16,938
  1982........     4,467     4,575     4,217     5,725     5,913     5,320     7,012     8,989    10,650    12,039      ***     13,706    15,240    17,955
  1983........     4,657     4,766     4,394     5,965     6,162     5,542     7,304     9,365    11,086    12,541      ***     14,262    15,798    18,687
  1984........     4,856     4,969     4,581     6,222     6,425     5,780     7,616     9,761    11,562    13,072      ***     14,810    16,526    19,550
  1985........     5,032     5,146     4,744     6,439     6,653     5,983     7,888    10,111    11,968    13,522      ***     15,325    17,033    20,319
  1986........     5,127     5,246     4,835     6,568     6,783     6,100     8,039    10,308    12,200    13,789      ***     15,687    17,290    20,700
  1987........     5,316     5,437     5,012     6,806     7,031     6,323     8,333    10,683    12,640    14,270      ***     16,239    17,956    21,259
  1988........     5,541     5,663     5,221     7,089     7,322     6,585     8,681    11,126    13,161    14,856      ***     16,775    18,635    22,201
  1989........     5,806     5,936     5,472     7,431     7,676     6,902     9,095    11,661    13,792    15,569      ***     17,631    19,624    23,444
  1990........     6,121     6,257     5,767     7,829     8,091     7,273     9,587    12,292    14,530    16,414      ***     18,624    20,778    24,703
  1991........     6,378     6,520     6,010     8,157     8,433     7,583     9,992    12,812    15,141    17,102      ***     19,376    21,698    25,710
  1992........     6,572     6,716     6,191     8,407     8,689     7,809    10,292    13,190    15,598    17,608      ***     19,869    22,131    26,449
  1993........     6,775     6,917     6,376     8,662     8,951     8,042    10,602    13,584    16,055    18,143      ***     20,595    22,854    27,170
  1994........     6,944     7,094     6,540     8,889     9,179     8,251    10,877    13,931    16,470    18,618      ***     21,092    23,396    27,879
  1995........     7,143     7,296     6,725     9,139     9,439     8,482    11,187    14,325    16,937    19,142      ***     21,670    24,141    28,781
  1996........     7,356     7,511     6,924     9,415     9,720     8,733    11,516    14,755    17,438    19,680      ***     22,329    24,927    29,417
  1997........     7,529     7,683     7,083     9,636     9,942     8,936    11,779    15,090    17,832    20,138      ***     22,821    25,389    29,964
  1998........     7,652     7,803     7,193     9,784    10,095     9,074    11,964    15,329    18,108    20,452      ***     23,239    25,916    30,676
  1999.......      7,822     7,975     7,352    10,001    10,318     9,270    12,228    15,669    18,519    20,911      ***     23,842    26,653    31,667
  1999 11/....     7,820     7,975     7,352     9,996    10,317     9,270    12,227    15,669    18,520    20,914      ***     23,847    26,656    31,685
  2000 12/....     8,089     8,243     7,599    10,337    10,663     9,586    12,642    16,198    19,152    21,653      ***     24,613    27,328    32,342
  2001........     8,317     8,478     7,815    10,645    10,968     9,859    12,999    16,658    19,695    22,262      ***     25,319    28,180    33,387                                                                                                                         

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012