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Poverty Thresholds 1978

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1978 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
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NONFARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,516            
    65 years and over...... 3,159            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 4,396 $4,924          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,947 4,924          
Three persons...... 5,118 5,284 $5,585        
Four persons...... 6,747 6,847 6,610 $6,945      
Five persons...... 8,142 8,240 7,976 7,775 $7,943    
Six persons...... 9,339 9,370 9,172 8,973 8,707 $8,841  
Seven or more persons...... 11,762 11,863 11,630 11,430 11,166 10,766 $10,667
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,253            
    65 years and over...... 3,118            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 4,062 $4,434          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,897 $4,434          
Three persons...... 4,952 4,717 $5,218        
Four persons...... 6,478 6,712 6,681 $6,610      
Five persons...... 7,775 8,010 7,976 7,910 $7,643    
Six persons...... 9,072 9,238 9,172 9,105 8,807 8,538  
Seven or more persons...... 11,397 11,564 11,530 11,430 11,133 10,901 $10,368
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $2,987            
    65 years and over...... 2,685            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 3,736 $4,185          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,354 4,185          
Three persons...... 4,351 4,491 $4,747        
Four persons...... 5,736 5,821 5,618 $5,903      
Five persons...... 6,921 7,005 6,779 6,609 $6,751    
Six persons...... 7,938 7,965 7,797 7,627 7,401 $7,514  
Seven or more persons...... 10,000 10,085 9,887 9,717 9,492 9,152 $9,068
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $2,764            
    65 years and over...... 2,650            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 3,453 $3,770          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,313 3,770          
Three persons...... 4,208 4,010 $4,436        
Four persons...... 5,508 5,703 5,679 $5,618      
Five persons...... 6,609 6,808 6,779 6,723 $6,497    
Six persons...... 7,712 7,853 7,797 7,740 7,486 $7,259  
Seven or more persons...... 9,686 9,831 9,802 9,717 9,463 9,265 $8,813

Source:U.S. Census Bureau


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