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(Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)
Total number of persons was 273,493,000 in 1999
_________________________________________________________________________________________ | 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 _____________________________________________________________________|_________|__________
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2000. .