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Poverty Thresholds 1972

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1972 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) 2,207              
   Under 65 years 2,254 2,256            
   65 years and over 2,025 2,027            
Two persons 2,734              
   Head under 65 years 2,823 2,820 3,159          
   Head under 65 years 2,532 2,532 3,159          
3 persons 3,356 3,284 3,390 3,583        
4 persons 4,277 4,329 4,393 4,241 4,456      
5 persons 5,048 5,224 5,287 5,118 4,989 5,096    
6 persons 5,679 5,992 6,012 5,885 5,757 5,586 5,672  
7 or more persons 7,000 7,546 7,611 7,462 7,334 7,164 6,907 6,844
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 2,046              
    Under 65 years 2,085 2,087            
    65 years and over 2,000 2,001            
Two persons 2,670              
    Head under 65 years 2,729 2,606 2,845          
    Head under 65 years 2,516 2,500 2,845          
3 persons 3,234 3,177 3,027 3,348        
4 persons 4,254 4,156 4,306 4,286 4,241      
5 persons 4,994 4,989 5,139 5,118 5,075 4,904    
6 persons 5,617 5,821 5,927 5,885 5,842 5,650 5,478  
7 or more persons 6,841 7,312 7,419 7,398 7,334 7,143 6,994 6,652
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,824              
   Under 65 years 1,916 1,917            
   65 years and over 1,722 1,723            
Two persons 2,302              
   Head under 65 years 2,399 2,397 2,685          
   Head under 65 years 2,154 2,152 2,685          
3 persons 2,838 2,791 2,882 3,045        
4 persons 3,644 3,680 3,735 3,605 3,787      
5 persons 4,301 4,441 4,494 4,349 4,240 4,331    
6 persons 4,849 5,093 5,110 5,003 4,893 4,749 4,821  
7 or more persons 5,963 6,416 6,470 6,343 6,234 6,090 5,872 5,818
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual) 1,723              
    Under 65 years 1,772 1,774            
    65 years and over 1,698 1,700            
Two persons 2,197              
    Head under 65 years 2,258 2,215 2,419          
    Head under 65 years 2,141 2,126 2,419          
3 persons 2,702 2,700 2,573 2,846        
4 persons 3,598 3,534 3,659 3,643 3,605      
5 persons 4,355 4,240 4,368 4,349 4,314 4,169    
6 persons 4,900 4,948 5,038 5,003 4,966 4,803 4,657  
7 or more persons 5,771 6,214 6.308 6,289 6,234 5,071 5,944 5,654

Source:U.S. Census Bureau

Note: Weighted Average Thresholds are from "Characteristics of the Low-Income Population: 1972", P-60, No. 91. Other thresholds are the results of applying the inflation factor of 136.6/145.1 to the 1973 thresholds.


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