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Preliminary Estimates of Weighted Average Poverty Thresholds for 2009

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Size of Family Unit Estimated Threshold
1 person (unrelated individual) $10,952
   Under 65 years 11,161
   65 years and over 10,289
2 people 14,001
   Householder under 65 years 14,437
   Householder 65 years and over 12,984
3 people 17,102
4 people 21,947
5 people 25,956
6 people 29,351
7 people 33,410
8 people 37,088
9 people or more 44,188
The preliminary estimates of the weighted average poverty thresholds for 2009 are calculated by multiplying the 2008 weighted average thresholds by a factor of 0.996442, the ratio of the average annual Consumer Price Index for All Consumers (CPI-U) for 2009 to the average annual CPI-U for 2008. Since the average annual CPI-U for 2009 was lower than the average annual CPI-U for 2008, poverty thresholds for 2009 are slightly lower than the corresponding thresholds for 2008. These estimates may differ slightly from the final thresholds that will be published in September 2010 with the release of the official poverty estimates for 2009.

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RELEASED: February 2010
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012