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Poverty Thresholds 1971

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1971 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) 2,136              
   Under 65 years 2,181 2,185            
   65 years and over 1,959 1,963            
Two persons 2,641              
   Head under 65 years 2,731 2,732 3,060          
   Head under 65 years 2,450 2,453 3,060          
3 persons 3,246 3,180 3,283 3,470        
4 persons 4,139 4,192 4,254 4,108 4,315      
5 persons 4,884 5,059 5,121 4,956 4,832 4,935    
6 persons 5,492 5,804 5,823 5,700 5,576 5,411 5,494  
7 or more persons 6,771 7,309 7,372 7,227 7,103 6,939 6,690 6,629
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,978              
    Under 65 years 2,017 2,021            
    65 years and over 1,934 1,938            
Two persons 2,581              
    Head under 65 years 2,635 2,524 2,755          
    Head under 65 years 2,437 2,422 2,755          
3 persons 3,127 3,077 2,931 3,242        
4 persons 4,116 4,026 4,171 4,151 4,108      
5 persons 4,837 4,832 4,977 4,956 4,915 4,749    
6 persons 5,460 5,638 5,741 5,700 5,658 5,473 5,306  
7 or more persons 6,583 7,082 7,186 7,165 7,103 6,918 6,774 6,443
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,783              
   Under 65 years 1,853 1,856            
   65 years and over 1,666 1,669            
Two persons 2,224              
   Head under 65 years 2,322 2,321 2,600          
   Head under 65 years 2,081 2,084 2,600          
3 persons 2,749 2,703 2,791 2,950        
4 persons 3,528 3,564 3,617 3,491 3,668      
5 persons 4,159 4,301 4,353 4,212 4,107 4,195    
6 persons 4,689 4,933 4,949 4,845 4,739 4,599 4,669  
7 or more persons 5,749 6,214 6,267 6,144 6,038 5,898 5,687 5,635
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,669              
    Under 65 years 1,715 1,718            
    65 years and over 1,643 1,647            
Two persons 2,130              
    Head under 65 years 2,195 2,145 2,342          
    Head under 65 years 2,089 2,059 2,342          
3 persons 2,627 2,615 2,492 2,756        
4 persons 3,513 3,423 3,544 3,529 3,491      
5 persons 4,148 4,107 4,231 4,212 4,178 4,037    
6 persons 4,656 4,792 4,880 4,845 4,810 4,652 4,511  
7 or more persons 5,516 6,019 6.109 6,091 6,038 5,880 5,757 5,476

Source:U.S. Census Bureau

Note: Weighted Average Thresholds are from "Characteristics of the Low-Income Population: 1971", P-60, No. 86. Other thresholds are the result of applying the inflation factor of 132.3/145.1 to the 1973 thresholds.


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