About the Poverty Data
These poverty data come from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- United States
- 50 states
1994 - forward
- Poverty rate: The percentage of people (or families) who are below poverty
- Poverty thresholds: Dollar amounts the Census Bureau uses to determine a family's or person's poverty status.
- Standard error: A measure of an estimate's variability. The greater the standard error in relation to the size of the estimate, the less reliable the estimate.
- Unrelated individual: Unrelated individuals are people of any age who are not members of families or subfamilies
Important Data Notes
Not all variables are available for every year. If the data are not available, "N/A" will be displayed.