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Number and Percent of Persons in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 2000 (Revised)

(Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

Total number of persons was 275,924,000 in 2000. Based on a November 2001 correction.

Definition of income Number Below Poverty (1,000) Poverty Rate
IN POVERTY
Income before taxes:
1. Money income excluding capital gains (current measure)...... 27,923 10.1
1a. Money income less taxes without EIC...... 29,900 10.8
1b. Money income less taxes with EIC...... 25,812 9.4
2. Definition 1 less government cash transfers...... 48,006 17.4
3. Definition 2 plus capital gains...... 47,574 17.2
4. Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income...... 46,002 16.7
Income after taxes:
5. Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes...... 47,942 17.4
6. Definition 5 less federal income taxes (excluding the EIC)...... 48,352 17.5
7. Definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC)...... 44,627 16.2
8. Definition 7 less State income taxes....... 44,952 16.3
9. Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers...... 27,139 9.8
10. Definition 9 plus the value of medicare...... 26,472 9.6
11. Definition 10 plus the value of regular-price school lunches...... 26,466 9.6
12.Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers...... 24,382 8.8
13. Definition 12 plus the value of medicaid...... 23,375 8.5
14. Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers...... 20,683 7.5
14a.Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers less medical programs...... 21,314 7.7
15. Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home...... 18,654 6.8

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2001. .


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