2018 Poverty Guidelines Computations Page

Computations for the 2018 Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

(1)
Persons in family or household
(2)
Poverty thresholds for 2016 — published Sep. 2017a
(3)
Column 2 multiplied by 1.0213 inflation factorb
(4)
Difference between successive Column 3 entries
(5)
Average difference in Column 4c

(6)
January 2017 poverty guidelines

(7)
January 2018 poverty guidelines

1

$12,228 $12,488   Nearest $20

$12,060

$12,140
2 $15,569 $15,901 $3,412 $4,320 $16,240 $16,460
3 $19,105 $19,512 $3,611 $4,320 $20,420 $20,780
4 $24,563 $25,086 $5,574 $4,320 $24,600 $25,100
5 $29,111 $29,731 $4,645 $4,320 $28,780 $29,420
6 $32,928 $33,629 $3,898 $4,320 $33,960 $33,740
7 $37,458 $38,256 $4,627 $4,320 $37,140 $38,060
8 $41,781 $42,671 $4,415 $4,320 $41,320 $42,380

Notes:

a Column 2 entries are weighted average poverty thresholds from U.S. Census Bureau,  Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States:  2016, Current Population Reports, Series P60-252. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, September 2017, Appendix B, p. 43.

b  The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for all items was 240.007 for calendar year 2016, and 245.120 for calendar year 2017, an increase of 2.13 percent.

c  The arithmetic average of Column 4 entries, rounded to the nearest multiple of $20.