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Census.govPopulation Poverty Main Poverty DataIncome, Poverty and Health Insurance in the United States2001 › Number and Percent of Persons in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 2001 (Revised)

Number and Percent of Persons in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 2001 (Revised)

(Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

Total number of persons was 281,475,000 in 2001


Definition of income Number Below Poverty (1,000) Poverty Rate
IN POVERTY
Income before taxes:
1. Money income excluding capital gains (current measure)...... 29,389 10.4
1a. Money income less taxes without EIC...... 31,727 11.3
1b. Money income less taxes with EIC...... 27,659 9.8
2. Definition 1 less government cash transfers...... 50,877 18.1
3. Definition 2 plus capital gains...... 50,531 18.0
4. Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income...... 49,030 17.4
Income after taxes:
5. Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes...... 51,268 18.2
6. Definition 5 less federal income taxes (excluding the EIC)...... 51,483 18.3
7. Definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC)...... 47,639 16.9
8. Definition 7 less State income taxes....... 47,964 17.1
9. Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers...... 29,025 10.3
10. Definition 9 plus the value of medicare...... 28,261 10.0
11. Definition 10 plus the value of regular-price school lunches...... 28,247 10.0
12.Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers...... 25,962 9.2
13. Definition 12 plus the value of medicaid...... 24,772 8.8
14. Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers...... 22,045 7.8
14a.Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers less medical programs...... 22,782 8.1
15. Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home...... 20,210 7.2

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.

U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2002 Annual Demographic Supplement.


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