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(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|
|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.