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Poverty Thresholds 1970

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1970 by Sex of Head, Size of Family, and Number of Related Children Under 18 Years Old, by Farm-Nonfarm Residence


Size of family unit Weighted average threshold Related children under 18 years
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NONFARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual) 2,044              
   Under 65 years 2,092 2,094            
   65 years and over 1,879 1,881            
Two persons 2,534              
   Head under 65 years 2,619 2,618 2,933          
   Head under 65 years 2,349 2,351 2,933          
3 persons 3,113 3,048 3,147 3,326        
4 persons 3,970 4,018 4,078 3,937 4,136      
5 persons 4,684 4,849 4,908 4,750 4,631 4,730    
6 persons 5,263 5,562 5,581 5,463 5,344 5,186 5,265  
7 or more persons 6,486 7,005 7,065 6,926 6,808 6,650 6,412 6,353
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,898              
    Under 65 years 1,935 1,937            
    65 years and over 1,855 1,857            
Two persons 2,471              
    Head under 65 years 2,522 2,419 2,641          
    Head under 65 years 2,336 2,321 2,641          
3 persons 3,003 2,949 2,810 3,108        
4 persons 3,948 3,858 3,997 3,979 3,937      
5 persons 4,639 4,631 4,771 4,750 4,711 4,552    
6 persons 5,220 5,403 5,502 5,463 5,422 5,245 5,085  
7 or more persons 6,317 6,787 6,887 6,867 6,808 6,630 6,492 6,175
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,697              
   Under 65 years 1,778 1,779            
   65 years and over 1,597 1,599            
Two persons 2,138              
   Head under 65 years 2,225 2,225 2,492          
   Head under 65 years 1,996 1,998 2,492          
3 persons 2,635 2,591 2,675 2,827        
4 persons 3,387 3,416 3,467 3,346 3,516      
5 persons 4,002 4,122 4,172 4,037 3,936 4,021    
6 persons 4,491 4,728 4,743 4,644 4,542 4,408 4,475  
7 or more persons 5,521 5,955 6,006 5,888 5,787 5,653 5,450 5,401
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,602              
    Under 65 years 1,644 1,646            
    65 years and over 1,576 1,578            
Two persons 2,036              
    Head under 65 years 2,104 2,056 2,245          
    Head under 65 years 1,972 1,973 2,245          
3 persons 2,511 2,506 2,388 2,642        
4 persons 3,345 3,281 3,397 3,382 3,346      
5 persons 3,963 3,936 4,055 4,037 4,004 3,870    
6 persons 4,441 4,593 4,677 4,644 4,610 4,459 4,323  
7 or more persons 5,472 5,768 5,855 5,838 5,787 5,636 5,518 5,249

Source:U.S. Census Bureau

Note: Weighted Average Thresholds are from "Characteristics of the Low-Income Population: 1970", P-60, No. 81. Other thresholds are the result of applying the inflation factor of 126.8/145.1 to the 1973 thresholds.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division: Poverty |  Last Revised: September 16, 2014