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Number and Percent of Persons in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 1999 (Revised)

(Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

Total number of persons was 273,493,000 in 1999



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                                                                     |  Number |
                                                                     |   Below |
    Definition of income                                             | Poverty | Poverty
                                                                     |  (1,000)|    rate
_____________________________________________________________________|_________|_________
IN POVERTY                                                           |         |
                                                                     |         |
Income before taxes:                                                 |         |
  1.  Money income excluding capital gains (current measure)         |  28,879 |    10.6
 1a.  Money income less taxes without EIC                            |  31,059 |    11.4
 1b.  Money income less taxes with EIC                               |  26,802 |     9.8
  2.  Definition 1 less government cash transfers                    |  49,421 |    18.1
  3.  Definition 2 plus capital gains                                |  49,055 |    17.9
  4.  Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or      |         |      
        salary income                                                |  47,591 |    17.4
                                                                     |         |
Income after taxes:                                                  |         |
                                                                     |         |
  5.  Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes                |  49,727 |    18.2
  6.  Definition 5 less federal income taxes (excluding the EIC)     |  50,024 |    18.3
  7.  Definition 6 plus the earned income  credit (EIC)              |  45,975 |    16.8
  8.  Definition 7 less State income taxes                           |  46,302 |    16.9
  9.  Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers    |  28,408 |    10.4
 10.  Definition 9 plus the value of medicare                        |  27,514 |    10.1
 11.  Definition 10 plus the value of regular-price school lunches   |  27,494 |    10.1
 12.  Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers      |  24,953 |     9.1
 13.  Definition 12 plus the value of medicaid                       |  23,939 |     8.8
 14.  Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government  |  20,872 |     7.6
        noncash transfers                                            |         |
14a.  Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government  |         |
        noncash transfers less medical programs                      |  21,592 |     7.9
 15.  Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home    |  18,875 |     6.9
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000. .


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: June 22, 2010