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Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2001 (Revised)

(All Races)

Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
All Races
Total 281,475 11.7 12.7 11.3 19.2 19.1 18.5 19.3 19.5 18.2
Age
Under 18 years 72,021 16.3 17.7 14.9 18.9 18.8 17.8 19.1 19.0 16.4
Related children 70,950 15.8 17.2 14.4 18.4 18.3 17.2 18.5 18.5 15.9
Under 6 years 23,014 18.2 19.8 16.4 20.4 20.3 19.1 20.6 20.5 17.5
18 to 24 years 27,312 16.3 17.9 16.4 19.1 18.9 18.3 19.3 19.9 18.6
25 to 44 years 82,954 9.7 10.8 9.4 12.1 12.0 11.4 12.2 12.4 11.1
45 to 64 years 65,419 8.0 8.5 8.1 13.5 13.4 13.1 13.5 13.7 13.3
65 years and over 33,769 10.1 10.1 10.0 48.7 48.4 48.1 48.5 48.6 48.5
65 to 74 years 18,123 9.2 9.1 9.0 41.9 41.7 41.3 41.9 42.0 41.8
75 years and over 15,647 11.2 11.3 11.2 56.6 56.1 55.9 56.2 56.3 56.2
Family Relationship
In families 233,911 9.9 10.8 9.2 16.0 15.9 15.3 16.2 16.2 14.7
Married-couple families 182,212 5.7 6.3 5.3 11.4 11.3 10.8 11.5 11.5 10.5
With related children under 18 113,690 6.9 7.9 6.4 8.5 8.5 7.8 8.7 8.7 7.3
Female hhlder, no husband present 39,261 28.6 30.7 26.3 36.5 36.4 35.1 36.9 36.9 33.1
With related children under 18 29,222 35.1 37.6 31.9 41.1 40.9 39.3 41.3 41.2 36.3
Unrelated individuals 46,392 19.9 21.0 21.0 34.7 34.5 34.2 34.6 35.3 35.3
Living alone 28,844 17.0 17.7 17.7 38.1 37.8 37.6 38.0 38.4 38.3
65 years and over 10,480 19.2 19.2 19.2 67.9 67.4 67.3 67.6 67.6 67.6
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 228,949 11.1 12.0 10.8 17.9 17.8 17.2 18.0 18.2 17.0
Inside central cities 81,332 16.5 17.9 16.0 24.1 23.9 23.1 24.3 24.5 22.8
Outside central cities 147,617 8.2 8.8 7.9 14.5 14.4 14.0 14.6 14.7 13.7
Outside metropolitan areas 52,526 14.2 15.3 13.5 25.0 24.8 24.0 25.0 25.2 23.5
Region
Northeast 53,193 10.7 11.5 10.3 18.4 18.2 17.7 18.3 18.5 17.4
Midwest 63,676 9.4 10.2 9.0 17.3 17.2 16.6 17.3 17.4 16.2
South 100,421 13.5 14.5 12.9 21.2 21.1 20.5 21.5 21.7 20.2
West 64,185 12.1 13.1 11.7 18.7 18.6 17.9 18.8 18.9 17.7

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(all races)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
All Races
Total 18.4 11.6 11.3 11.3 10.5 9.9 9.0 9.6 8.3
Age
Under 18 years 16.6 14.9 14.7 14.7 14.0 12.8 11.4 12.2 11.1
Related children 16.1 14.4 14.2 14.2 13.5 12.3 10.9 1.7 10.6
Under 6 years 17.6 16.3 16.2 16.2 15.5 13.9 12.7 13.7 12.6
18 to 24 years 18.8 16.5 16.3 16.3 15.7 14.9 14.2 14.7 13.8
25 to 44 years 11.3 9.5 9.4 9.4 8.8 8.2 7.6 8.0 7.4
45 to 64 years 13.4 8.9 8.6 8.6 7.6 7.2 6.7 7.1 5.8
65 years and over 48.7 11.0 9.8 9.8 8.9 8.8 8.0 8.4 5.4
65 to 74 years 42.0 9.9 8.9 8.9 8.1 7.9 7.1 7.5 4.9
75 years and over 56.4 12.2 10.8 10.8 9.9 9.8 9.1 9.6 6.0
Family Relationship
In families 14.8 9.5 9.3 9.3 8.6 7.9 7.2 7.7 6.7
Married-couple families 10.6 5.3 5.2 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.0 4.4 3.7
With related children under 18 7.4 6.2 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.1 4.6 5.1 4.3
Female hhlder, no husband present 33.3 27.8 27.4 27.4 25.2 23.6 21.0 21.8 20.1
With related children under 18 36.5 33.1 32.8 32.7 30.6 28.6 25.3 26.3 24.5
Unrelated individuals 35.6 21.6 20.7 20.7 19.8 19.1 17.9 18.5 15.8
Living alone 38.6 18.5 17.5 17.5 16.5 16.0 14.2 14.4 11.3
65 years and over 67.8 20.5 18.7 18.7 17.5 17.3 15.3 15.3 9.5
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 17.1 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.1 9.4 8.6 9.1 8.0
Inside central cities 23.0 16.5 16.0 16.0 15.0 14.0 12.5 13.4 12.0
Outside central cities 13.9 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.4 6.9 6.4 6.8 5.8
Outside metropolitan areas 23.7 14.0 13.6 13.6 12.6 12.0 11.1 11.5 9.8
Region
Northeast 17.6 10.9 10.5 10.5 9.6 8.9 8.0 8.4 7.4
Midwest 16.4 9.2 8.9 8.9 8.4 7.9 7.2 7.6 6.7
South 20.3 13.1 12.8 12.8 12.1 11.5 10.6 11.1 9.6
West 17.8 12.1 11.9 11.9 11.0 10.2 9.4 9.9 8.7

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(White)

Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
White
Total 229,675 9.9 10.7 9.6 17.6 17.5 16.9 17.7 17.8 16.7
Age
Under 18 years 56,089 13.4 14.7 12.2 15.6 15.5 14.5 15.7 15.6 13.4
Related children 55,238 12.8 14.1 11.7 15.0 14.9 13.9 15.1 15.0 12.8
Under 6 years 17,920 14.9 16.4 13.3 16.8 16.8 15.6 16.9 16.8 14.2
18 to 24 years 21,644 14.1 15.7 14.4 16.5 16.4 15.8 16.8 17.4 16.2
25 to 44 years 67,051 8.5 9.4 8.2 10.6 10.5 9.9 10.7 10.9 9.7
45 to 64 years 55,101 6.9 7.3 7.0 12.1 12.0 11.7 12.1 12.3 12.0
65 years and over 29,790 8.9 8.9 8.8 48.0 47.7 47.4 47.9 48.0 47.9
65 to 74 years 15,668 7.8 7.7 7.6 40.6 40.5 40.2 40.7 40.8 40.7
75 years and over 14,122 10.2 10.2 10.2 56.2 55.7 55.5 55.8 55.9 55.8
Family Relationship
In families 190,413 8.1 8.8 7.5 14.2 14.1 13.5 14.3 14.3 13.0
Married-couple families 156,392 5.3 5.9 5.0 11.1 11.0 10.5 11.1 11.2 10.3
With related children under 18 95,570 6.6 7.5 6.1 8.0 8.0 7.3 8.1 8.2 6.8
Female hhlder, no husband present 24,619 24.3 26.2 22.2 32.1 32.1 30.9 32.6 32.6 29.2
With related children under 18 17,506 30.9 33.1 27.9 36.5 36.4 34.8 36.7 36.6 31.9
Unrelated individuals 38,294 18.3 19.4 19.3 34.0 33.8 33.5 33.9 34.7 34.6
Living alone 15.3 15.9 15.9 37.7 37.5 37.3 37.7 38.1 38.0
65 years and over 9,345 17.3 17.3 17.3 66.7 66.2 66.1 66.4 66.4 66.4
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 183,527 9.3 10.1 9.1 16.2 16.1 15.6 16.3 16.4 15.4
Inside central cities 56,856 13.4 14.7 13.1 21.1 20.9 20.2 21.3 21.5 20.1
Outside central cities 126,671 7.5 8.1 7.3 14.0 13.9 13.5 14.0 14.1 13.3
Outside metropolitan areas 46,148 12.1 13.2 11.6 23.1 22.9 22.2 23.2 23.3 21.8
Region
Northeast 44,168 8.7 9.3 8.3 16.7 16.6 16.1 16.6 16.7 15.8
Midwest 55,243 7.4 8.1 7.1 15.3 15.1 14.6 15.2 15.3 14.4
South 77,147 11.0 11.9 10.6 19.0 18.9 18.4 19.3 19.5 18.3
West 53,117 12.0 13.1 11.6 18.7 18.6 17.9 18.7 18.8 17.6

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised) (White)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
White
Total 16.9 9.8 9.5 9.5 8.9 8.4 7.7 8.2 7.1
Age
Under 18 years 13.5 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.4 10.4 9.3 10.0 9.0
Related children 12.9 11.5 11.3 11.3 10.8 9.9 8.8 9.4 8.5
Under 6 years 14.3 13.1 12.9 12.9 12.4 11.1 10.3 11.1 10.2
18 to 24 years 16.4 14.3 14.2 14.2 13.8 13.1 12.5 13.0 12.2
25 to 44 years 9.9 8.2 8.1 8.1 7.7 7.2 6.7 7.0 6.5
45 to 64 years 12.1 7.6 7.4 7.4 6.6 6.3 5.8 6.2 5.1
65 years and over 48.1 9.5 8.6 8.6 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.5 4.7
65 to 74 years 40.9 8.3 7.5 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.1 6.4 4.1
75 years and over 56.0 10.9 9.8 9.8 9.1 9.0 8.4 8.8 5.4
Family Relationship
In families 13.1 7.6 7.4 7.4 6.9 6.4 5.8 6.2 5.4
Married-couple families 10.4 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.8 4.1 3.5
With related children under 18 6.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.5 4.9 4.4 4.8 4.2
Female hhlder, no husband present 29.4 23.4 23.1 23.0 21.3 19.9 17.7 18.3 16.8
With related children under 18 32.1 28.7 28.4 28.3 26.8 25.0 22.1 23.0 21.3
Unrelated individuals 34.9 19.8 19.1 19.1 18.3 17.8 16.7 17.3 14.6
Living alone 38.3 16.5 15.7 15.7 14.9 14.5 13.0 13.1 10.0
65 years and over 66.7 18.2 16.7 16.7 15.8 15.7 13.9 13.9 8.6
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 15.5 9.2 9.0 9.0 8.5 7.9 7.3 7.7 6.7
Inside central cities 20.3 13.4 13.0 13.0 12.3 11.4 10.4 11.0 10.0
Outside central cities 13.4 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.3 5.9 6.2 5.3
Outside metropolitan areas 22.1 11.9 11.6 11.6 10.8 10.3 9.5 9.9 8.3
Region
Northeast 16.0 8.9 8.5 8.5 7.7 7.3 6.6 6.9 6.0
Midwest 14.6 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.2 5.7 6.1 5.3
South 18.4 10.7 10.4 10.4 10.0 9.4 8.7 9.2 7.8
West 17.7 11.8 11.6 11.6 10.9 10.1 9.4 9.8 8.7

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Black)

Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Black
Total 35,871 22.7 24.3 21.6 30.4 30.3 29.3 30.5 30.7 28.2
Age
Under 18 years 11,556 30.2 32.5 27.7 34.9 34.7 33.2 35.1 35.0 30.8
Related children 11,419 30.0 32.2 27.5 34.7 34.5 33.0 34.9 34.8 30.6
Under 6 years 3,653 35.5 37.6 32.5 39.4 39.1 37.7 39.8 39.6 34.9
18 to 24 years 3,956 26.8 28.4 25.9 31.0 30.8 30.0 31.1 31.4 29.2
25 to 44 years 10,535 17.3 19.1 16.5 21.5 21.4 20.5 21.7 22.0 19.6
45 to 64 years 6,970 16.2 17.4 16.5 24.3 24.2 23.7 24.3 24.6 23.8
65 years and over 2,853 21.9 22.0 21.7 59.6 59.1 58.6 59.1 59.2 59.0
65 to 74 years 1,763 20.2 20.2 19.9 55.0 54.5 54.0 54.6 54.7 54.5
75 years and over 1,091 24.8 24.9 24.7 66.9 66.4 66.0 66.3 66.6 66.4
Family Relationship
In families 29,869 21.4 23.1 19.8 28.4 28.2 27.1 28.5 28.6 25.6
Married-couple families 15,089 8.2 9.4 7.8 14.5 14.5 13.7 14.6 14.7 13.2
With related children under 18 10,448 9.2 10.7 8.6 12.1 12.1 11.2 12.2 12.4 10.5
Female hhlder, no husband present 12,550 37.4 39.9 34.5 45.3 45.0 43.8 45.7 45.5 40.8
With related children under 18 10,296 42.2 45.0 38.6 48.9 48.6 47.1 49.3 49.0 43.5
Unrelated individuals 5,873 28.8 30.0 30.0 40.7 40.5 40.0 40.5 41.2 41.2
Living alone 3,889 26.7 27.7 27.7 41.7 41.5 41.3 41.7 42.1 42.1
65 years and over 947 38.2 37.8 37.8 79.5 78.9 78.6 78.8 78.8 78.8
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 31,389 21.4 23.1 20.5 28.8 28.6 27.7 28.9 29.0 26.8
Inside central cities 18,473 26.1 27.8 25.1 34.4 34.2 33.2 34.6 34.7 32.2
Outside central cities 12,916 14.7 16.4 13.9 20.8 20.7 19.8 20.9 21.0 19.0
Outside metropolitan areas 4,482 31.4 32.8 29.1 41.8 41.8 40.2 41.8 42.1 38.2
Region
Northeast 6,467 23.5 24.8 22.2 30.3 30.0 29.2 30.2 30.6 28.2
Midwest 6,504 25.0 27.2 23.8 35.1 34.9 34.0 35.3 35.4 32.1
South 19,826 23.0 24.7 21.9 30.5 30.4 29.3 30.6 30.8 28.3
West 3,073 13.7 14.8 13.1 20.3 20.2 19.5 20.1 20.1 19.3

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Black)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Black
Total 28.5 22.6 21.9 21.9 20.2 19.0 17.0 17.8 15.9
Age
Under 18 years 31.1 28.6 28.3 28.3 26.4 24.6 21.7 22.7 21.1
Related children 30.9 28.4 28.1 28.1 26.2 24.3 21.4 22.4 20.8
Under 6 years 35.0 33.3 33.0 33.0 31.1 28.6 25.6 27.0 25.0
18 to 24 years 29.4 26.5 26.1 26.1 24.7 23.3 21.7 22.4 20.7
25 to 44 years 19.8 16.9 16.7 16.7 15.3 14.5 13.0 13.6 12.6
45 to 64 years 24.1 18.3 17.3 17.3 15.2 14.1 12.8 13.8 11.4
65 years and over 59.1 24.2 20.9 20.9 18.8 18.5 16.5 17.5 11.6
65 to 74 years 54.5 22.0 19.5 19.5 17.4 17.0 15.0 15.9 10.5
75 years and over 66.4 27.6 23.1 23.1 21.0 20.9 18.9 20.0 13.5
Family Relationship
In families 25.9 20.8 20.3 20.3 18.6 17.4 15.6 16.4 14.8
Married-couple families 13.5 7.9 7.5 7.5 6.9 6.1 5.7 6.3 5.0
With related children under 18 10.8 8.5 8.1 8.1 7.5 6.5 6.0 6.6 5.5
Female hhlder, no husband present 41.0 36.5 35.9 35.9 32.9 31.2 27.5 28.7 26.6
With related children under 18 43.7 40.5 40.1 40.1 37.0 34.9 30.6 31.9 30.0
Unrelated individuals 41.4 31.5 29.7 29.7 27.8 26.5 23.8 25.0 21.4
Living alone 42.3 29.3 27.3 27.3 25.5 24.4 20.7 21.1 17.3
65 years and over 78.8 40.1 35.5 35.5 33.5 32.8 28.1 28.1 18.0
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 27.1 21.4 20.7 20.7 19.1 17.9 16.0 16.8 15.1
Inside central cities 32.6 26.2 25.3 25.3 23.4 21.8 19.2 20.4 18.4
Outside central cities 19.2 14.6 14.2 14.2 13.0 12.3 11.4 11.8 10.4
Outside metropolitan areas 38.3 30.9 30.1 30.1 27.6 26.4 24.1 25.0 21.7
Region
Northeast 28.6 23.5 22.6 22.6 20.7 18.8 16.1 17.4 15.3
Midwest 32.5 25.1 24.5 24.5 22.4 20.9 18.5 19.7 17.9
South 28.5 22.7 22.1 22.1 20.6 19.6 17.8 18.5 16.4
West 19.4 15.0 13.8 13.8 12.0 11.1 10.4 10.9 9.9

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Hispanic)

Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Hispanic
Total 37,312 21.4 23.5 20.5 26.1 26.0 24.9 26.7 26.9 24.1
Age
Under 18 years 12,763 28.0 30.5 26.0 30.5 30.3 28.6 31.0 31.0 26.7
Related children 12,539 27.4 29.8 25.4 29.9 29.8 28.0 30.4 30.3 26.2
Under 6 years 4,565 28.9 31.4 26.3 31.4 31.2 29.1 31.9 31.7 26.8
18 to 24 years 4,879 21.0 23.4 20.7 23.6 23.3 22.6 24.2 24.8 22.4
25 to 44 years 12,433 17.9 19.9 17.2 20.1 19.9 18.9 20.6 21.0 18.4
45 to 64 years 5,341 14.4 15.9 14.5 21.5 21.4 20.8 22.0 22.3 21.2
65 years and over 1,896 21.8 22.0 21.3 56.6 56.6 56.0 57.2 57.2 56.5
65 to 74 years 1,175 21.6 21.7 20.9 54.0 54.0 53.2 54.7 54.8 54.1
75 years and over 722 22.0 22.5 22.0 60.7 60.7 60.6 61.1 61.1 60.3
Family Relationship
In families 33,110 20.2 22.1 18.8 24.7 24.5 23.3 25.2 25.2 22.1
Married-couple families 23,544 15.3 17.1 14.1 19.5 19.3 18.1 20.0 20.0 17.2
With related children under 18 18,853 17.2 19.2 15.7 19.4 19.3 17.9 19.9 19.9 16.5
Female hhlder, no husband present 6,830 37.8 40.6 36.0 43.8 43.8 42.4 44.4 44.6 40.9
With related children under 18 5,622 43.0 45.5 40.5 47.0 47.0 45.4 47.4 47.4 43.1
Unrelated individuals 3,981 30.4 33.7 33.6 36.9 37.0 36.6 37.3 39.3 39.2
Living alone 1,403 27.5 29.1 28.8 41.5 41.6 41.3 41.8 42.8 42.6
65 years and over 369 45.3 45.3 45.3 84.3 84.3 83.9 84.0 84.0 84.0
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 34,066 21.1 23.2 20.1 25.6 25.5 24.4 26.3 26.5 23.7
Inside central cities 17,010 23.9 26.5 22.9 28.8 28.5 27.2 29.8 30.0 26.6
Outside central cities 17,056 18.2 19.9 17.4 22.5 22.5 21.6 22.8 23.0 20.8
Outside metropolitan areas 3,247 25.4 27.2 24.4 31.8 31.3 29.9 31.1 31.6 28.7
Region
Northeast 4,970 24.7 26.8 22.9 30.2 30.0 29.3 30.8 31.2 27.7
Midwest 2,866 16.2 18.1 15.1 19.2 19.1 17.5 17.9 18.2 16.4
South 13,006 22.2 24.4 21.0 27.0 26.7 25.6 28.0 28.3 25.1
West 16,470 20.8 22.8 20.3 25.4 25.4 24.3 26.0 26.1 23.6

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Hispanic)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Hispanic
Total 24.3 20.6 20.2 20.2 19.2 17.5 16.0 17.1 15.4
Age
Under 18 years 27.0 25.3 25.0 25.0 24.3 21.7 19.6 20.9 19.1
Related children 26.4 24.7 24.4 24.4 23.7 21.2 19.0 20.3 18.5
Under 6 years 27.0 25.4 25.1 25.1 24.5 21.4 20.3 22.0 20.2
18 to 24 years 22.6 20.6 20.3 20.3 19.7 18.0 17.1 18.2 16.6
25 to 44 years 18.6 17.2 17.0 17.0 16.3 15.0 13.8 14.6 13.7
45 to 64 years 21.3 15.7 15.3 15.3 13.7 12.7 11.5 12.4 10.6
65 years and over 56.5 24.5 21.8 21.8 18.4 18.1 16.2 17.5 12.6
65 to 74 years 54.1 24.0 20.9 20.9 18.2 17.9 15.9 17.1 11.9
75 years and over 60.3 25.2 23.4 23.4 18.8 18.3 16.6 18.2 13.8
Family Relationship
In families 22.3 18.7 18.4 18.4 17.5 15.7 14.2 15.3 13.7
Married-couple families 17.3 13.7 13.4 13.4 12.8 11.4 10.2 11.2 9.8
With related children under 18 16.8 15.0 14.7 14.7 14.3 12.5 11.2 12.4 10.7
Female hhlder, no husband present 41.0 37.3 37.0 37.0 34.8 32.0 28.6 30.0 27.8
With related children under 18 43.2 41.3 41.0 41.0 39.3 36.1 32.4 33.9 31.8
Unrelated individuals 39.6 34.3 33.3 33.3 32.3 31.5 29.9 30.6 28.7
Living alone 42.7 31.0 29.2 29.2 27.3 26.2 22.6 22.7 18.9
65 years and over 84.1 49.7 45.2 45.2 40.9 40.9 35.5 35.5 24.9
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 23.9 20.3 19.9 19.9 19.0 17.3 15.7 16.7 15.1
Inside central cities 26.8 23.2 22.6 22.6 21.4 19.6 17.7 18.9 17.3
Outside central cities 20.9 17.3 17.2 17.2 16.5 15.0 13.7 14.6 13.0
Outside metropolitan areas 28.9 23.7 23.2 23.2 22.0 20.4 19.6 20.7 19.0
Region
Northeast 28.2 25.0 24.5 24.5 22.3 20.8 18.2 19.0 17.7
Midwest 16.9 14.6 14.3 14.3 13.9 13.0 12.2 13.1 12.6
South 25.3 20.8 20.3 20.3 19.5 17.7 16.2 17.9 15.7
West 23.7 20.0 19.8 19.8 19.0 17.3 15.8 16.6 15.0

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Asian and Pacific Islander)

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Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Asian and Pacific Islander
Total 12,465 10.2 11.4 10.2 14.2 14.1 13.7 14.6 14.8 13.9
Age
Under 18 years 3,215 11.5 12.8 10.8 13.8 13.4 13.0 14.4 14.4 12.7
Related children 3,169 11.1 12.5 10.4 13.3 13.0 12.5 14.0 13.9 12.3
Under 6 years 1,079 9.7 10.9 9.1 10.6 10.6 10.5 11.4 11.1 10.1
18 to 24 years 1,385 18.8 20.3 19.3 22.8 22.1 21.7 23.2 23.9 22.9
25 to 44 years 4,305 8.1 9.2 8.2 9.5 9.4 9.0 9.7 9.8 9.2
45 to 64 years 2,661 7.8 8.7 8.1 11.0 11.1 11.0 11.4 11.8 11.2
65 years and over 899 10.2 10.6 10.1 34.8 34.9 34.4 34.6 34.6 34.5
65 to 74 years 551 11.2 11.8 11.1 31.5 31.7 31.0 31.3 31.3 31.2
75 years and over 348 8.5 8.5 8.5 39.9 39.9 39.8 39.8 39.8 39.8
Family Relationship
In families 10,745 8.1 9.2 7.9 11.8 11.7 11.3 12.3 12.4 11.4
Married-couple families 8,854 7.1 7.6 6.7 10.2 10.1 9.9 10.7 10.6 9.8
With related children under 18 6,266 7.4 8.1 6.9 9.2 9.0 8.8 9.8 9.6 8.5
Female hhlder, no husband present 1,682 14.8 18.9 14.7 22.0 22.0 20.4 22.0 23.6 21.0
With related children under 18 790 20.7 26.7 20.0 25.0 25.0 22.6 25.2 26.7 22.2
Unrelated individuals 1,682 23.4 24.7 24.5 29.2 29.0 28.6 28.9 29.5 29.5
Living alone 799 18.0 18.6 18.5 27.1 26.7 26.4 26.5 26.9 26.9
65 years and over 130 20.7 20.7 20.7 67.3 66.7 66.7 67.0 67.0 67.0
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 11,831 9.9 11.1 9.9 13.9 13.7 13.4 14.3 14.5 13.6
Inside central cities 5,154 14.8 16.5 14.6 19.5 19.2 18.5 19.5 20.0 18.5
Outside central cities 6,677 6.2 7.0 6.3 9.6 9.5 9.5 10.3 10.3 9.8
Outside metropolitan areas 634 15.7 16.0 15.1 20.3 19.9 19.3 19.6 19.6 19.5
Region
Northeast 2,312 12.8 15.4 13.0 15.4 15.5 15.4 16.4 17.2 15.6
Midwest 1,432 7.8 8.8 8.3 9.0 8.8 8.1 9.1 9.2 8.6
South 2,361 9.8 10.3 8.9 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.6 12.4 11.8
West 6,361 10.0 10.9 10.1 15.6 15.4 14.9 15.9 16.0 15.2

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(Asian and Pacific Islander)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
Asian and Pacific Islander
Total 14.0 10.9 10.7 10.7 9.8 8.9 8.2 9.2 7.9
Age
Under 18 years 12.8 11.2 11.2 11.2 10.6 8.6 7.2 9.3 6.8
Related children 12.3 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.2 8.2 6.7 8.9 6.4
Under 6 years 10.1 9.4 9.4 9.4 8.9 6.9 5.6 7.9 5.5
18 to 24 years 23.1 19.9 19.9 19.9 18.8 17.9 17.5 17.9 17.2
25 to 44 years 9.3 8.4 8.3 8.3 7.9 7.3 6.9 7.5 6.9
45 to 64 years 11.3 8.8 8.8 8.8 7.7 7.3 7.1 7.5 6.2
65 years and over 34.8 14.0 12.1 12.1 8.7 8.6 7.8 8.4 7.3
65 to 74 years 31.5 12.8 11.5 11.5 9.6 9.6 8.5 9.5 8.4
75 years and over 40.1 16.0 13.2 13.2 7.2 7.0 6.7 6.7 5.6
Family Relationship
In families 11.5 8.6 8.4 8.4 7.7 6.7 6.0 7.0 5.7
Married-couple families 9.9 7.3 7.2 7.2 6.5 5.7 5.0 6.2 4.8
With related children under 18 8.6 7.4 7.4 7.4 6.6 5.6 4.6 6.2 4.3
Female hhlder, no husband present 21.0 15.7 15.7 15.7 14.7 11.8 11.1 11.1 10.4
With related children under 18 22.2 20.6 20.6 20.6 20.0 15.1 14.0 14.0 13.4
Unrelated individuals 29.8 25.4 25.0 25.0 23.2 22.8 22.2 22.6 21.5
Living alone 27.4 21.0 20.1 20.1 17.2 16.8 15.9 15.9 14.7
65 years and over 67.3 36.7 32.0 32.0 14.8 14.3 11.2 11.2 9.7
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 13.7 10.6 10.4 10.4 9.5 8.6 8.0 8.9 7.6
Inside central cities 18.6 15.4 15.1 15.1 13.9 13.1 11.7 13.2 11.5
Outside central cities 10.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.2 5.1 5.1 5.6 4.7
Outside metropolitan areas 19.7 16.1 16.0 16.0 14.8 14.2 13.6 13.6 12.6
Region
Northeast 15.6 13.8 13.5 13.5 12.6 11.7 11.7 12.0 11.4
Midwest 9.1 7.7 7.3 7.3 7.2 6.7 6.7 7.5 6.0
South 11.8 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
West 15.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 9.8 8.6 7.3 8.8 6.9

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(White non-Hispanic)

Characteristics Total (thousands) Money Income Before taxes After taxes
Excluding capital gains (current measures)
1
Definition 1 less taxes plus capital gains (losses) Money income Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income
4
Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes
5
Definition 5 less federal income taxes
6
Definition 6 plus earned income credit
7
Withough EIC
1a
With EIC
1b
Definition 1 less government transfers
2
Definition 2 plus capital gains (losses)
3
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
White non-Hispanic
Total 194,538 7.8 8.5 7.6 16.1 16.0 15.5 16.1 16.2 15.4
Age
Under 18 years 44,095 9.5 10.5 8.5 11.6 11.5 10.8 11.6 11.6 9.8
Related children 43,459 8.9 9.9 8.0 11.0 11.0 10.2 11.0 11.0 9.3
Under 6 years 13,638 10.6 11.8 9.4 12.4 12.4 11.5 12.4 12.3 10.4
18 to 24 years 17,026 12.3 13.7 12.7 14.7 14.6 14.0 14.8 15.5 14.6
25 to 44 years 55,349 6.5 7.2 6.3 8.6 8.5 8.1 8.6 8.8 7.9
45 to 64 years 50,094 6.2 6.5 6.3 11.2 11.1 10.9 11.2 11.3 11.1
65 years and over 27,973 8.1 8.1 8.0 47.5 47.1 46.9 47.3 47.4 47.3
65 to 74 years 14,550 6.8 6.7 6.7 39.6 39.5 39.2 39.7 39.8 39.7
75 years and over 13,423 9.5 9.6 9.5 56.0 55.4 55.3 55.6 55.6 55.6
Family Relationship
In families 159,178 5.7 6.3 5.3 12.1 12.1 11.6 12.2 12.2 11.3
Married-couple families 133,990 3.6 4.0 3.4 9.6 9.6 9.2 9.6 9.6 9.1
With related children under 18 77,635 4.1 4.7 3.8 5.3 5.3 4.9 5.4 5.4 4.4
Female hhlder, no husband present 18,365 19.9 21.6 17.8 28.4 28.4 27.2 28.9 28.9 25.5
With related children under 18 12,408 26.3 28.4 23.1 32.5 32.3 30.7 32.7 32.5 27.7
Unrelated individuals 34,603 17.0 17.9 17.9 33.7 33.4 33.1 33.5 34.2 34.1
Living alone 22,577 14.6 15.2 15.2 37.6 37.3 37.1 37.5 37.8 37.8
65 years and over 8,993 16.2 16.2 16.2 66.0 65.5 65.4 65.7 65.8 65.8
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 151,491 6.9 7.4 6.8 14.2 14.2 13.8 14.2 14.3 13.7
Inside central cities 41,067 9.6 10.4 9.5 18.4 18.2 17.8 18.3 18.6 17.9
Outside central cities 110,424 5.9 6.3 5.7 12.7 12.7 12.3 12.7 12.8 12.2
Outside metropolitan areas 43,047 11.2 12.2 10.7 22.5 22.3 21.7 22.6 22.7 21.3
Region
Northeast 39,988 7.1 7.6 7.0 15.4 15.3 14.8 15.2 15.3 14.7
Midwest 52,543 6.9 7.6 6.7 15.1 14.9 14.4 15.0 15.2 14.3
South 64,730 8.8 9.5 8.6 17.4 17.3 17.0 17.7 17.8 16.9
West 37,278 8.2 8.9 7.9 15.8 15.7 15.2 15.7 15.8 15.1

Percent of People in Poverty, by Definition of Income and Selected Characteristics: 2002 (Revised)
(White non-Hispanic)

Characteristics After taxes
Definition 7 less state income taxes
8
Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers
9
Definition 9 plus medicare
10
Definition 10 plus regular-price school lunches
11
Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers
12
Definition 13 plus other means- tested government Definition 12 plus medicaid
13
Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home
15
Noncash transfers
14
Noncash transfers less medical programs
15
BELOW POVERTY LEVEL
White non-Hispanic
Total 15.5 7.9 7.6 7.6 7.1 6.8 6.3 6.6 5.6
Age
Under 18 years 9.9 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.0 7.4 6.6 7.1 6.3
Related children 9.4 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.4 6.9 6.1 6.5 5.9
Under 6 years 10.4 9.4 9.3 9.2 8.8 8.1 7.4 7.9 7.3
18 to 24 years 14.8 12.7 12.6 12.6 12.2 11.8 11.4 11.7 11.1
25 to 44 years 8.0 6.4 6.3 6.3 5.9 5.6 5.1 5.4 5.0
45 to 64 years 11.2 6.8 6.6 6.6 5.9 5.6 5.3 5.6 4.5
65 years and over 47.5 8.6 7.8 7.8 7.3 7.2 6.6 6.9 4.2
65 to 74 years 39.9 7.2 6.6 6.6 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.6 3.5
75 years and over 55.8 10.1 9.1 9.1 8.5 8.5 8.0 8.3 4.9
Family Relationship
In families 11.4 5.5 5.3 5.3 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.5 3.9
Married-couple families 9.2 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.1 2.9 2.7 2.9 2.4
With related children under 18 4.5 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.0 2.8 3.0 2.6
Female hhlder, no husband present 25.7 19.0 18.7 18.6 17.0 16.1 14.3 14.7 13.4
With related children under 18 27.9 23.9 23.5 23.5 22.0 20.8 18.3 18.9 17.4
Unrelated individuals 34.4 18.3 17.6 17.6 16.8 16.3 15.2 15.8 13.2
Living alone 38.1 15.7 15.0 15.0 14.2 13.8 12.4 12.6 9.5
65 years and over 66.0 17.0 15.6 15.6 14.8 14.7 13.1 13.1 7.9
Type of Residence
Inside metropolitan areas 13.8 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.3 6.0 5.5 5.9 5.0
Inside central cities 18.0 9.9 9.6 9.6 8.9 8.5 7.8 8.2 7.4
Outside central cities 12.3 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.3 5.0 4.7 5.0 4.2
Outside metropolitan areas 21.6 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.0 9.6 8.8 9.1 7.6
Region
Northeast 14.9 7.4 7.0 7.0 6.3 6.0 5.5 5.8 4.8
Midwest 14.5 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.2 5.8 5.4 5.7 4.9
South 17.0 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.2 7.8 7.3 7.6 6.3
West 15.2 8.3 8.1 8.1 7.4 7.1 6.6 7.0 6.1

For further explanation of the tax model revisions issued in April 2004 see, "Alternative Measures of Poverty for 2001 and 2002 (Revised)" at Alternative Measures Revision

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2003 Annual and Social Economic Supplement.


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