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United States  | 2018 Poverty Statistics, All People Below Poverty Level Percent
11.8 %
An '-' indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An 'N' indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.
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Related Statistics about United States Poverty
An '-' indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An 'N' indicates that data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
An '(X)' means that the estimate is not applicable or not available.

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Detailed annual tables on poverty across a number of individual and family characteristics...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Inc...
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Explore data related to poverty using the 2018 ACS 1-year estimates through...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Pove...
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Survey estimates show declines in poverty in 14 states and Puerto Rico and in...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Po...
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View and download tables on Poverty Thresholds....Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Poverty Statistics of U.S. B...
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2018/demo/supplemental-poverty-measure/poverty-thresholds.html

Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) to replace previous experimental poverty measures...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area In...
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...publication of the first official U.S. poverty statistics, there has been a continuing...the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States....Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2018/09/what_is_the_suppleme.html

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...release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income a...
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