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Total number of persons was 285,317,000 in 2002
|Definition of income||Definition of income Poverty (1,000)||Poverty Rate|
|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