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Poverty Thresholds 1979

Income Thresholds at the Poverty Level in 1979 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...... $3,912            
    65 years and over...... 3,515            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 4,891 $5,479          
    Head 65 years and over...... 4,392 5,479          
Three persons...... 5,694 5,879 $6,213        
Four persons...... 7,506 7,617 7,355 $7,727      
Five persons...... 9,059 9,168 8,874 8,651 $8,837    
Six persons...... 10,391 10,425 10,205 9,983 9,687 9,836  
Seven or more persons...... 13,086 13,199 12,939 12,717 12,424 11,978 $11,868
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,619            
    65 years and over...... 3,469            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 4,519 $4,934          
    Head 65 years and over...... 4,519 $4,934          
Three persons...... 5,510 5,249 $5,805        
Four persons...... 7,208 7,467 7,433 $7,355      
Five persons...... 8,651 8,912 8,874 8,801 $8,504    
Six persons...... 10,094 10,278 10,205 10,130 9,798 $9,500  
Seven or more persons...... 12,680 12,866 12,828 12,717 12,386 12,128 $11,535
 
FARM
Male Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,324            
    65 years and over...... 2,988            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 4,156 $4,656          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,732 4,656          
Three persons...... 4,840 4,997 $5,281        
Four persons...... 6,382 6,476 6,251 $6,568      
Five persons...... 7,701 7,794 7,542 7,353 $7,511    
Six persons...... 8,832 8,861 8,675 8,486 8,234 $8,360  
Seven or more persons...... 11,126 11,220 11,000 10,811 10,561 10,182 $10,089
Female Head
One person (unrelated individual)......
    Under 65 years...... $3,076            
    65 years and over...... 2,948            
Two persons......
    Head under 65 years...... 3,841 $4,194          
    Head 65 years and over...... 3,686 4,194          
Three persons...... 4,682 4,462 $4,935        
Four persons...... 6,129 6,346 6,318 $6,251      
Five persons...... 7,353 7,575 7,542 7,480 $7,229    
Six persons...... 8,581 8,737 8,675 8,612 8,329 $8,076  
Seven or more persons...... 10,776 10,938 10,905 10,811 10,528 10,308 $9,805

Source:U.S. Census Bureau


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