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Number in Poverty and Poverty Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin Using 2- and 3-Year Averages: 2000-2002

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Number in Poverty and Poverty Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin Using 2- and 3-Year Averages: 2000, 2001, and 2002

(Numbers in thousands, confidence intervals (C.I.) in thousands or percentage points as appropriate)

Race and Hispanic Origin 3-year average (2000-2002)1 2-year average (2001-2002)2 2-year average (2000-2001)3 Differences in 2-year average (2001-2002 less 2000-2001)4
Value 90-percent
C.I. (+/-)
Value 90-percent
C.I. (+/-)
Value 90-percent
C.I. (+/-)
Value 90-percent
C.I. (+/-)
PERCENT
All Races 11.7 0.2 11.9 0.2 11.5 0.2 *0.4 0.2
White alone or in combination 10.0 0.2 10.1 0.2 9.9 0.2 *0.2 0.2
White alone5 10.0 0.2 10.0 0.2 9.9 0.2 0.1 0.2
White alone, not Hispanic 7.9 0.2 7.9 0.2 7.8 0.2 0.1 0.2
Black alone or in combination 23.1 0.6 23.3 0.7 22.7 0.7 0.6 0.6
Black aloneWhite alone6 23.2 0.6 23.4 0.7 22.7 0.7 *0.7 0.6
American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination 21.7 1.9 21.2 2.1 22.7 2.4 -1.5 1.8
American Indian and Alaska Native alone7 23.2 2.2 23.4 2.6 22.7 2.4 0.7 2.2
Asian alone or in combination 10.1 0.7 10.1 0.9 10.2 0.9 -0.1 0.7
Asian alone8 10.2 0.8 10.1 0.9 10.2 0.9 -0.1 0.7
Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific
Islander, either alone or in combination 10.2 0.7 10.2 0.9 10.2 0.9 - 0.7
Asian and/or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9 10.2 0.7 10.3 0.9 10.2 0.9 0.1 0.7
Hispanic (of any race) 21.5 0.6 21.6 0.7 21.4 0.7 0.2 0.6
NUMBER
All Races 33,019 471 33,738 554 32,244 543 *1,494 456
White alone or in combination 22,819 382 23,406 455 22,192 444 *1,214 387
White alone5 22,617 381 23,103 452 22,192 444 *911 385
White alone, not Hispanic 15,068 316 15,419 375 14,819 368 *601 318
Black alone or in combination 8,334 238 8,510 281 8,059 274 *451 232
Black alone6 8,240 237 8,369 279 8,059 274 *310 230
American Indian and Alaska Native alone or in combination 802 77 854 93 726 86 *128 76
American Indian and Alaska Native alone7 667 71 652 82 726 86 *-74 66
Asian alone or in combination 1,258 97 1,259 113 1,266 113 -8 93
Asian alone8 1,231 96 1,218 111 1,266 113 -49 92
Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific
Islander, either alone or in combination 1,303 98 1,326 116 1,266 113 60 96
Asian and/or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9 1,268 97 1,273 114 1,266 113 6 94
Hispanic (of any race) 8,099 239 8,276 278 7,872 273 *404 215

-Represents zero.

*Significantly different from zero at the 90-percent confidence level. For explanation of confidence intervals, see "Standard errors and their use" at www.census.gov/hhes/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2002/pov02src.pdf [PDF - 172k]

Footnotes:

  1. The 2003 CPS offered respondents the option of choosing more than one race. The 2002 and 2001 CPS recorded only one race for each respondent. The 3-year averages are based on combining the 2003 CPS race categories shown in the stub with the relevant single race categories of White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian and Pacific Islander recorded in the 2002 and 2001 CPS.
  2. The 2-year averages for 2001-2002 are based on combining the 2003 CPS race categories shown in the stub with the relevant single race categories of White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian and Pacific Islander recorded in the 2002 CPS.
  3. The 2002 and 2001 CPS only recorded one race for each respondent. The 2-year averages for 2000-2001 are based on the race categories of White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian and Pacific Islander recorded in the 2002 and 2001 CPS.
  4. Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
  5. White alone refers to people who reported White and did not report any other race category. The use of this single-race population does not imply that it is the preferred method of presenting or analyzing data. The Census Bureau uses a variety of approaches. Information on people who reported more than one race, such as “White and American Indian and Alaska Native” or “Asian and Black or African American,” is available from Census 2000 through American FactFinder. About 2.6 percent of people reported more than one race in 2000.
  6. Black alone refers to people who reported Black and did not report any other race category.
  7. American Indian and Alaska Native alone refers to people who reported American Indian and Alaska Native and did not report any other race category.
  8. Asian alone refers to people who reported Asian and did not report any other race category.
  9. Asian and/or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander refers to people who reported either or both of these categories, but did not report any other category.

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