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(Numbers in thousands)
|Selected income definitions||2001||2002||Change (2002 less 2001)|
|Number below poverty||Poverty Rate||Number below poverty||Poverty Rate||Number below poverty||Poverty Rate|
|Definition 1 (current measure)||32,907||11.7||34,570||12.1||*1,663||*0.4|
|Definition 2 (definition 1 less government cash transfers1)||54,102||19.2||57,206||20.0||*3,104||*0.8|
|Definition 4 (definition 2 plus capital gains and employee health benefits)||52,042||18.5||55,051||19.3||*3,009||*0.8|
|Definition 6 (definition 4 less social security payroll and federal income taxes2)||54,799||19.5||58,045||20.3||*3,246||*0.8|
|Definition 7 (definition 6 plus the earned income credit (EIC))||51,214||18.2||53,997||18.9||*2,783||*0.7|
|Definition 8 (definition 7 less state income taxes)||51,651||18.4||54,361||19.1||*2,710||*0.7|
|Definition 9 (definition 8 plus nonmeans-tested government cash transfers)||32,653||11.6||33,968||11.9||*1,315||*0.3|
|Definition 11 (definition 9 plus the value of Medicare and regular-price school lunch)||31,757||11.3||33,078||11.6||*1,321||*0.3|
|Definition 14 (definition 12 plus the value of Medicaid and other means-tested government noncash transfers)||25,451||9.0||26,750||9.4||*1,299||*0.4|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2002 and 2003 Annual and Social Economic Supplements.