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Poverty Data Sources

The Census Bureau reports income and poverty estimates from several major national household surveys and programs.

Description of income and poverty data sources

Fact Sheet

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