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Poverty Thresholds 1962

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1962 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
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NONFARM
 
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,614            
    65 years and over................ 1,450            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 2,018 $2,261          
    Head 65 years and over........... 1,812 2,261          
3 persons.......................... 2,350 2,426 $2,564        
4 persons.......................... 3,098 3,144 3,036 $3,189      
5 persons.......................... 3,739 3,785 3,663 3,571 $3,647    
6 persons.......................... 4,289 4,303 4,212 4,120 3,998 $4,060  
7 or more persons.................. 5,402 5,448 5,341 5,249 5,128 4,944 $4,899
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,493            
    65 years and over................ 1,432            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,866 $2,036          
    Head 65 years and over........... 1,790 2,036          
3 persons.......................... 2,273 2,167 $2,396        
4 persons.......................... 2,976 3,082 3,068 $3,036      
5 persons.......................... 3,571 3,678 3,663 3,632 $3,510    
6 persons.......................... 4,166 4,243 4,212 4,181 4,044 3,922  
7 or more persons.................. 5,234 5,311 5,295 5,249 5,112 5,006 $4,761
 
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,130            
    65 years and over................ 1,014            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,413 $1,583          
    Head 65 years and over........... 1,268 1,583          
3 persons.......................... 1,644 1,698 $1,795        
4 persons.......................... 2,169 2,201 2,126 $2,232      
5 persons.......................... 2,617 2,649 2,564 2,499 $2,553    
6 persons.......................... 3,002 3,012 2,948 2,884 2,799 $2,842  
7 or more persons.................. 3,781 3,813 3,739 3,674 3,589 3,461 $3,430
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $1,045            
    65 years and over................ 1,003            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 1,306 $1,425          
    Head 65 years and over........... 1,253 1,425          
3 persons.......................... 1,592 1,517 $1,677        
4 persons.......................... 2,083 2,158 2,147 $2,126      
5 persons.......................... 2,499 2,575 2,564 2,542 $2,457    
6 persons.......................... 2,916 2,970 2,948 2,927 2,831 $2,745  
7 or more persons.................. 3,664 3,717 3,707 3,674 3,578 3,504 $3,333
               

Source:U.S. Census Bureau


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