2019 Poverty Guidelines Computations Page

Computations for the 2019 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 2017 — published Sep. 2018a
(3)
Column 2 multiplied by 1.024426 inflation factorb
(4)
Difference between successive Column 3 entries
(5)
Average difference in Column 4c

(6)
January 2018 poverty guidelines

(7)
January 2019 poverty guidelines

1

$12,448 $12,793   Nearest $20

$12,140

$12,490
2 $15,877 $16,265 $3,472 $4,420 $16,460 $16,910
3 $19,515 $19,992 $3,727 $4,420 $20,780 $21,330
4 $25,094 $25,707 $5,715 $4,420 $25,100 $25,750
5 $29,714 $30,440 $4,733 $4,420 $29,420 $30,170
6 $33,618 $34,439 $3,999 $4,420 $33,740 $34,590
7 $38,173 $39,105 $4,666 $4,420 $38,060 $39,010
8 $42,684 $43,727 $4,621 $4,420 $42,380 $43,430

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:  2017, Current Population Reports, Series P60-252. Washington, D.C., U.S. Government Printing Office, September 2018, Appendix B.

bThe Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for all items was 245.120 for calendar year 2017 and 251.107 for calendar year 2018, an increase of 2.44 percent.

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