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Poverty Thresholds 1978 Base

Poverty Thresholds for 1978 by Size of Family and Number of Related Children Under 18 Years


Size of family unit Related children under 18 years
None One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight
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One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,392                
    65 years and over...... 3,127                
                     
Two people......
    Householder under 65 years...... 4,366 $4,494              
    Householder 65 years and over...... 3,941 4,477              
                     
Three people...... 5,100 5,248 $5,253            
Four people...... 6,725 6,835 6,612 $6,635          
Five people...... 8,110 8,228 7,976 7,781 $7,662        
Six people...... 9,328 9,365 9,172 8,987 8,712 $8,549      
Seven people...... 10,733 10,800 10,569 10408 10,108 9,758 $9,374    
Eight people...... 12,004 12,110 11,892 11,701 11,430 11,086 10,728 $10,637  
Nine people or more 14,440 14,510 14,317 14,155 13,889 13,523 13,192 13,110 $12,605
Source:U.S. Census Bureau

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