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Poverty Thresholds 1974

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1974 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................... $2,658          
    65 years and over................ 2,387          
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 3,324 $3,724         
    Head 65 years and over........... 2,985 3,724         
3 persons.......................... 3,870 3,996 $4,223        
4 persons.......................... 5,103 5,178 5,000 $5,252    
5 persons.......................... 6,158 6,232 6,032 5,881 $6,006   
6 persons.......................... 7,063 7,087 6,937 6,786 6,585 $6,686  
7 or more persons.................. 8,896 8,972 8,796 8,645 8,445 8,142 $8,068
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $2,458            
    65 years and over................ 2,357            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 3,072 $3,353          
    Head 65 years and over........... 2,948 3,353          
3 persons.......................... 3,745 3,568 $3,946        
4 persons.......................... 4,900 5,075 5,053 $5,000      
5 persons.......................... 5,881 6,058 6,032 5,982 $5,781    
6 persons.......................... 6,862 6,987 6,937 6,886 6,660 6,457  
7 or more persons.................. 8,619 8,746 8,720 8,645 8,419 8,244 $7,841
FARM
 
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $2,258            
    65 years and over................ 2,030            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 2,825 $3,165          
    Head 65 years and over........... 2,537 3,165          
3 persons.......................... 3,291 3,397 $3,590        
4 persons.......................... 4,338 4,402 4,249 $4,465      
5 persons.......................... 5,235 5,298 5,127 4,998 $5,106    
6 persons.......................... 6,003 6,024 5,897 5,768 5,597 $5,683  
7 or more persons.................. 7,562 7,627 7,477 7,348 7,179 6,921 $6,858
 
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years................... $2,089            
    65 years and over................ 2,002            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years.............. 2,611 $2,851          
    Head 65 years and over........... 2,506 2,851          
3 persons.......................... 3,183 3,033 $3,355        
4 persons.......................... 4,165 4,313 4,294 $4,249      
5 persons.......................... 4,998 5,149 5,127 5,085 $4,914    
6 persons.......................... 5,832 5,939 5,897 5,853 5,662 $5,489  
7 or more persons.................. 7,325 7,435 7,412 7,348 7,156 7,007 $6,665

Source:U.S. Census Bureau


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