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(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|
|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. .