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Poverty Thresholds 1959

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1959 by Sex of Head, Size of Family, and Number of Related Children Under 18 Years Old, by Farm-Nonfarm Residence


Size of family unit Related children under 18 years
None One Two Three Four Five Six
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NONFARM
 
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,572          
    65 years and over................ 1,412          
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,965 $2,201         
    Head under 65 years........... 1,764 2,201         
3 persons.......................... 2,288 2,362 $2,496        
4 persons.......................... 3,016 3,061 2,955 $3,105    
5 persons.......................... 3,640 3,683 3,565 3,476 $3,550   
6 persons.......................... 4,175 4,189 4,100 4,011 3,892 $3,952  
7 or more persons.................. 5,258 5,303 5,199 5,109 4,991 4,812 $4,769
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,454            
    65 years and over................ 1,394            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,815 $1,982          
    Head under 65 years........... 1,742 1,982          
3 persons.......................... 2,213 2,109 $2,332        
4 persons.......................... 2,896 3,000 2,986 $2,955      
5 persons.......................... 3,476 3,581 3,565 3,536 $3,417    
6 persons.......................... 4,056 4,130 4,100 4,070 3,937 $3,817  
7 or more persons.................. 5,094 5,169 5,154 5,109 4,976 4,872 $4,634
 
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,336            
    65 years and over................ 1,200            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,670 $1,871          
    Head under 65 years........... 1,499 1,871          
3 persons.......................... 1,945 2,008 $2,122        
4 persons.......................... 2,564 2,602 2,512 $2,639      
5 persons.......................... 3,094 3,131 3,030 2,955 $3,018    
6 persons.......................... 3,549 3,561 3,485 3,409 3,308 $3,359  
7 or more persons.................. 4,469 4,508 4,419 4,343 4,242 4,090 $4,054
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,236            
    65 years and over................ 1,185            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,543 $1,685          
    Head under 65 years........... 1,481 1,685          
3 persons.......................... 1,881 1,793 $1,982        
4 persons.......................... 2,462 2,550 2,538 $2,512      
5 persons.......................... 2,955 3,044 3,030 3,006 $2,904    
6 persons.......................... 3,448 3,511 3,485 3,460 3,346 $3,244  
7 or more persons.................. 4,330 4,394 4,381 4,343 4,230 4,141 $3,939

Source:U.S. Census Bureau


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