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Number and Percent of Persons in Poverty, by Definition of Income: 2002 (Revised) (Poverty Thresholds Based on CPI-U-X1)

Total number of persons was 285,317,000 in 2002

Definition of income Definition of income Poverty (1,000) Poverty Rate
IN POVERTY
Income before taxes:
Money income excluding capital gains (current measure)...... 30,685 10.8
1a. Money income less taxes without EIC...... 33,411 11.7
1b. Money income less taxes with EIC...... 29,042 10.2
2. Definition 1 less government cash transfers...... 53,419 18.7
3. Definition 2 plus capital gains...... 53,363 18.7
4. Definition 3 plus health insurance supplements to wage or salary income...... 51,735 18.1
Income after taxes:
5. Definition 4 less social security payroll taxes...... 54,167 19.0
6. Definition 5 less federal income taxes (excluding the EIC)...... 54,368 19.1
7. Definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC)...... 50,222 17.6
8. Definition 7 less State income taxes...... 50,546 17.7
9. Definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers...... 30,188 10.6
10. Definition 9 plus the value of medicare...... 29,587 10.4
11.Definition 10 plus the value of regular-price school lunches...... 29,582 10.4
12.Definition 11 plus means-tested government cash transfers...... 27,475 9.6
13.Definition 12 plus the value of medicaid...... 26,220 9.2
14. Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers...... 23,351 8.2
14a. Definition 13 plus the value of other means-tested government noncash transfers less medical programs...... 24,004 8.4
15. Definition 14 plus net imputed return on equity in own home...... 21,507 7.5

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 Social and Economic Supplement


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