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United States  | 2019 Poverty Statistics, All People Below Poverty Level Percent
10.5 %
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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...(ACS) 1-year estimates to analyze poverty rates for the nation, states, and...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and P...
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Survey and census questions cover poverty, income, and wealth....Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Poverty Stati...
https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty.html

...earnings but more women than men live in poverty....Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Poverty Statistics of U...
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...series presents national maps of child poverty rates at the school district level...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income an...
https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe/technical-documentation/about-maps/childhood-poverty.html

View the percentage of people in poverty by county in the United States using...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Po...
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...increased 6.8% from 2018, and the official poverty rate decreased 1.3 percentage points...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Inc...
https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/income-poverty.html

The U.S. poverty rate dropped from 12.3% in 2017 to 11.8% in 2018. The decrease...decrease in poverty for women-led families comprised much of......Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty Internat...
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...income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Inc...
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Black and Hispanic poverty rates reached historic lows of 18.8% and 15.7% respectively...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income ...
https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2020/09/poverty-rates-for-blacks-and-hispanics-reached-historic-lows-in-2019.html

...survey highlights the impact that poverty has on school-aged children’s involvement...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income ...
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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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...income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Inc...
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...the 2017 median, and the official poverty rate decreased 0.5 percentage points...Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and <...
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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...
https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/interactive/2018-poverty-rate.html

...(ACS) 1-year estimates to analyze poverty rates for 2018....Hispanic Origin Housing Income and Poverty International Trade Population Population...Projections Small Area Income and Poverty Statist...
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