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Historical Poverty Tables - Poverty by Definition of Income (R&D) Table 6

Table RDP-6. Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 1979 to 2002 (Revised) (Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

(People as of March of the following year.  For meanings of symbols see text)

  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                           Money income                            Before taxes
                                    ___________________________ ___________________________________________________
                                    Definition less taxes             Money income-       Definition 3
                          Excluding plus capital gains (losses) _________________________  plus health Definition 4
                            capital ___________________________              Definition 2    insurance         less
                              gains       Without               Definition 1         plus  supplements       social
                           (current        earned                       less      capital   to wage or     security
                    Total  official income credit                 government        gains       salary      payroll
               (thousand)  measure)         (EIC)      With EIC    transfers     (losses)       income        taxes
          Year ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                  1            1a            1b            2            3            4            5
  _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2002........    285,317      10.8          11.7          10.2         18.7         18.7         18.1         19.0
  2001........    281,475      10.4          11.3           9.8         18.1         18.0         17.4         18.2
  2000 12/....    278,944      10.3          10.9           9.5         17.6         17.5         17.0         17.7
  1999 11/....    276,208      10.6          11.4           9.9         18.2         18.1         17.6         18.3
  1999........    273,493      10.6          11.4           9.8         18.1         17.9         17.4         18.2
  1998........    271,059      11.3          12.3          10.5         18.8         18.7         18.1         18.9
  1997........    268,480      11.8          12.7          11.2         19.7         19.6         19.1         20.0
  1996........    266,218      12.2          13.2          11.6         20.1         20.0         19.5         20.5
  1995........    263,733      12.3          13.3          11.9         20.6         20.5         19.9         20.7
  1994........    261,616      13.2          14.0          12.9         21.6         21.5         20.8         21.6
  1993........    259,278      13.7          14.6          13.9         22.1         22.0         21.4         22.2
  1992 9/.....    256,549      13.4          14.3          13.5         21.4         21.4         20.9         21.7
  1991 8/.....    251,192      12.7          13.7          12.9         20.4         20.4         20.0         20.9
  1990........    248,644      12.1         (NA)          (NA)          19.3         19.3         18.8         19.6
  1989........    245,992      11.4         (NA)          (NA)          18.8         18.7         18.3         19.1
  1988........    243,530      11.7         (NA)          (NA)          19.1         19.0         18.6         19.4
  1987........    240,962      12.0         (NA)          (NA)          19.2         19.1         18.7         19.3
  1986........    238,554      12.2         (NA)          (NA)          19.6         19.2         18.7         19.4
  1985........    236,594      12.5         (NA)          (NA)          20.0         19.6         19.1         19.9
  1984........    233,816      12.8         (NA)          (NA)          20.3         20.0         19.5         20.3
  1983........    231,700      13.7         (NA)          (NA)          21.5         21.1         20.6         21.3
  1982........    229,412      13.2         (NA)          (NA)          21.4         21.2         20.6         21.3
  1981........    227,157      12.2         (NA)          (NA)          20.4         20.3         19.8         20.5
  1980........    225,027      11.5         (NA)          (NA)          19.6         19.4         19.0         19.6


Table RDP-6. Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 1979 to 2002 (Revised) (Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

(People as of March of the following year.  For meanings of symbols see text)

  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                              After taxes
               __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                      Definition 8
                                                              plus                            Definition 11
               Definition 5              Definition 7    nonmeans-              Definition 10          plus
                       less                      less       tested                       plus  means-tested
                    federal Definition 6        state   government Definition 9 regular-price    government Definition 12
                     income         plus       income         cash         plus        school          cash          plus
                      taxes          EIC        taxes    transfers     medicare       lunches     transfers      medicaid
          Year __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                          6            7            8            9           10            11            12            13
  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2002........         19.1         17.6         17.7         10.6         10.4          10.4           9.6           9.2
  2001........         18.3         16.9         17.0         10.3         10.0          10.0           9.2           8.8
  2000 12/....         17.8         16.5         16.6         10.0          9.8           9.8           9.0           8.6
  1999 11/....         18.5         17.0         17.1         10.4         10.1          10.1           9.2           8.8
  1999........         18.3         16.8         16.9         10.4         10.1          10.1           9.1           8.8
  1998........         19.1         17.5         17.7         11.0         10.8          10.7           9.8           9.5
  1997........         20.2         18.7         18.8         12.0         11.6          11.6          10.6          10.0
  1996........         20.6         19.1         19.2         12.5         12.2          12.2          11.0          10.3
  1995........         20.9         19.6         19.7         12.8         12.5          12.5          11.3          10.5
  1994........         21.7         20.6         20.7         13.7         13.5          13.5          12.2          11.4
  1993........         22.4         21.7         21.8         14.8         14.5          14.5          13.1          12.3
  1992 9/.....         21.9         21.2         21.3         14.4         14.1          14.1          12.8          12.1
  1991 8/.....         21.0         20.4         20.5         13.8         13.5          13.5          12.3          11.6
  1990........         19.7         19.3         19.4         13.2         12.9          12.9          11.8          11.1
  1989........         19.3         18.7         18.8         12.6         12.2          12.2          11.1          10.4
  1988........         19.5         19.0         19.1         12.8         12.4          12.4          11.4          10.9
  1987........         19.5         19.1         19.3         13.0         12.6          12.6          11.7          11.0
  1986........         19.6         19.4         19.6         13.3         12.9          12.9          11.9          11.4
  1985........         20.2         20.0         20.1         13.7         13.4          13.4          12.3          11.7
  1984........         20.6         20.4         20.5         14.0         13.7          13.7          12.7          12.0
  1983........         21.6         21.4         21.5         14.6         14.3          14.3          13.4          12.6
  1982........         21.6         21.4         21.5         14.2         13.9          13.9          12.9          12.2
  1981........         20.8         20.5         20.6         13.5         13.2          13.2          11.9          11.2
  1980........         19.8         19.5         19.6         12.6         12.3          12.3          11.0          10.3


Table RDP-6. Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 1979 to 2002 (Revised) (Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

(People as of March of the following year.  For meanings of symbols see text)

  ______________________________________________________
                  After taxes--continued
  ______________________________________________________
                Definition 13 plus other   Definition 14
                means-tested government--           plus
               ___________________________           net
                                   Noncash       imputed
                                 transfers        return
                     Noncash  less medical     on equity
                   transfers      programs   in own home
          Year _________________________________________
                          14           14a            15
  ______________________________________________________
  2002........           8.2           8.4           7.5
  2001........           7.8           8.1           7.2
  2000 12/....           7.6           7.9           6.9
  1999 11/....           7.7           7.9           6.9
  1999........           7.6           7.9           6.9
  1998........           8.2           8.5           7.6
  1997........           8.8           9.2           8.0
  1996........           8.9           9.3           8.1
  1995........           9.0           9.5           8.1
  1994........           9.8          10.2           8.8
  1993........          10.7          11.3           9.8
  1992 9/.....          10.5          11.1           9.5
  1991 8/.....           9.9          10.5           8.9
  1990........           9.5         (NA)            8.5
  1989........           8.9         (NA)            7.7
  1988........           9.5         (NA)            8.2
  1987........           9.5         (NA)            8.3
  1986........           9.8         (NA)            8.6
  1985........          10.1         (NA)            8.6
  1984........          10.4         (NA)            8.6
  1983........          11.0         (NA)            9.0
  1982........          10.6         (NA)            8.5
  1981........           9.8         (NA)            7.3
  1980........           8.6         (NA)            7.0

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 16, 2014