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(Numbers in thousands)
|Selected income definitions||2001||2000||Change (2001 less 2000)|
|Number Below Poverty||Poverty Rate||Number Below Poverty||Poverty Rate||Number Below Poverty||Poverty Rate|
|Definition 1 (current measure)||32,907||11.7||31,581||11.3||*1,326||*0.4|
|Definition 2 (definition 1 less government cash transfers1)||54,102||19.2||52,118||18.7||*1,984||*0.5|
|Definition 4 (definition 2 plus capital gains and employee health benefits)||52,042||18.5||50,296||18.0||*1,746||*0.5|
|Definition 6 (definition 4 less social security payroll and federal income taxes2)||54,799||19.5||53,498||19.2||*1,301||*0.3|
|Definition 7 (definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC))||51,214||18.2||49,695||17.8||*1,519||*0.4|
|Definition 8 (definition 7 less state income taxes)||51,651||18.4||49,996||17.9||*1,655||*0.5|
|Definition 9 (definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers)||32,653||11.6||31,552||11.3||*1,101||*0.3|
|Definition 11 (definition 9 plus the value of Medicare and regular-price school lunch)||31,757||11.3||30,606||11.0||*1,151||*0.3|
|Definition 14 (definition 12 plus the value of Medicaid and other means-tested government noncash transfers)||25,451||9.0||24,567||8.8||*884||0.2|
*Statistically significant at the 90 percent confidence level.
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, 2001 and 2002 Annual Demographic Supplements.