Information on Poverty and Income Statistics Tables

09/12/2012

Figure 1. Poverty Rate of All Persons
Year Number of persons below poverty Percent of persons below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html
Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households. 14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
200012 31,581 11.3
2001 32,907 11.7
2002 34,570 12.1
2003 35,861 12.5
200414 37,040 12.7
2005 36,950 12.6
2006 36,460 12.3
2007 37,276 12.5
2008 39,829 13.2
2009 43,569 14.3
201017 46,343 15.1
2011 46,247 15.0
Figure 2. Poverty Rate of Children under 18
Year Number of persons under 18 below poverty Percent of persons under 18 below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 3. Poverty Status of People, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
200012 11,587 16.2
2001 11,733 16.3
2002 12,133 16.7
2003 12,866 17.6
200414 13,041 17.8
2005 12,896 17.6
2006 12,827 17.4
2007 13,324 18.0
2008 14,068 19.0
2009 15,451 20.7
201017 16,286 22.0
2011 16,134 21.9
Figure 3. All Persons and Children below 50% of Poverty Threshold
Year Number of persons below 50% of poverty Percent of persons below 50% of poverty Number of children below 50% of poverty Percent of children below 50% of poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 3. Poverty Status of People, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
200012 12,592 4.5 4,807 6.7
2001 13,440 4.8 5,107 7.1
2002 14,068 4.9 5,047 6.9
2003 15,264 5.3 5,627 7.7
200414 15,693 5.4 5,583 7.6
2005 15,928 5.4 5,648 7.7
2006 15,447 5.2 5,508 7.5
2007 15,586 5.2 5,768 7.8
2008 17,075 5.7 6,278 8.5
2009 19,028 6.3 6,914 9.3
201017 20,541 6.7 7,369 9.9
2011 20,356 6.6 7,252 9.8
Figure 4. Poverty Rate of All Persons by Age
Year Number of persons under 18 below poverty Percent of persons under 18 below poverty Number of persons 18 to 64 below poverty Percent of persons 18 to 64 below poverty Number of persons 65 and older below poverty Percent of persons 65 and older below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 3. Poverty Status of People, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html
Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
200012 11,587 16.2 16,671 9.6 3,323 9.9
2001 11,733 16.3 17,760 10.1 3,414 10.1
2002 12,133 16.7 18,861 10.6 3,576 10.4
2003 12,866 17.6 19,443 10.8 3,552 10.2
200414 13,041 17.8 20,545 11.3 3,453 9.8
2005 12,896 17.6 20,450 11.1 3,603 10.1
2006 12,827 17.4 20,239 10.8 3,394 9.4
2007 13,324 18.0 20,396 10.9 3,556 9.7
2008 14,068 19.0 22,105 11.7 3,656 9.7
2009 15,451 20.7 24,684 12.9 3,433 8.9
201017 16,286 22.0 26,499 13.8 3,558 8.9
2011 16,134 21.9 26,492 13.7 3,620 8.7
Figure 5. Child Poverty by Race and Ethnicity
Race and ethnicity Year Number of White persons below poverty Percent of White persons below poverty Race and ethnicity Number of Black persons below poverty Percent of Black persons below poverty Race and ethnicity Number of Hispanic persons below poverty Percent of Hispanic persons below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements. 
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 3. Poverty Status of People, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html
Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
A. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Data for Hispanic origin not available prior to 1972.
White, Not Hispanic 200012 4,018 9.1 BLACK 3,581 31.2 Hispanic (any race) 3,522 28.4
White, Not Hispanic 2001 4,194 9.5 BLACK 3,492 30.2 Hispanic (any race) 3,570 28.0
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2002 4,090 9.4 BLACK Alone or in Combination 3,817 31.5 Hispanic (any race) 3,782 28.6
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2003 4,233 9.8 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,108 33.6 Hispanic (any race) 4,077 29.7
White Alone, Not Hispanic 200414 4,519 10.5 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,059 33.3 Hispanic (any race) 4,098 28.9
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2005 4,254 10.0 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,074 33.5 Hispanic (any race) 4,143 28.3
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2006 4,208 10.0 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,086 33.0 Hispanic (any race) 4,072 26.9
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2007 4,255 10.1 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,178 33.7 Hispanic (any race) 4,482 28.6
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2008 4,364 10.6 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,202 33.9 Hispanic (any race) 5,010 30.6
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2009 4,850 11.9 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,480 35.4 Hispanic (any race) 5,610 33.1
White Alone, Not Hispanic 201017 4,866 12.3 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,923 37.8 Hispanic (any race) 6,059 34.9
White Alone, Not Hispanic 2011 4,850 12.5 BLACK Alone or in Combination 4,849 37.4 Hispanic (any race) 6,008 34.1
Figure 6. Child poverty by Family Structure
Year Number in Female-headed families below poverty Percent in Female-headed families below poverty Number in Married-couple families below poverty Percent in Married-couple families below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Detailed Tables ~ POV02. People in Families by Family Structure, Age, and Sex, Iterated by Income-to-Poverty Ratio and Race
Link: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032012/pov/POV02_000.htm 
Footnotes:
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
2000 12/ 6,129 39.7 4,222 8.1
2001 6,359 39.2 4,113 8.0
2002 6,593 39.6 4,358 8.5
2003 7,113 41.7 4,412 8.6
2004 14/ 7,165 41.8 4,583 9.0
2005 7,230 42.6 4,345 8.5
2006 7,360 42.0 4,188 8.1
2007 7,567 42.9 4,349 8.5
2008 7,614 43.4 5,065 9.9
2009 7,966 44.3 5,632 11.0
2010 8,683 46.9 5,819 11.6
2011 9,054 47.6 5,342 10.9
Figure 7. Poverty Rate of All Persons by Race and Ethnicity
Year Number of persons (all races) below poverty Percent of persons (all races) below poverty Race and ethnicity Number of Non-Hispanic White persons below poverty Percent of Non-Hispanic White persons below poverty Race and ethnicity Number of Black persons below poverty Percent of Black persons below poverty Race and ethnicity Number of Hispanic persons below poverty Percent of Hispanic persons below poverty
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Census Source Table: Historical Tables ~ Table 2. Poverty Status of People by Family Relationship, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1959 to 2010
Link: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html
Footnotes:v 4. Implementation of 1980 census population controls. Questionnaire expanded to show 27 possible values from 51 possible sources of income.
5. Implemented three technical changes to the poverty definition. See Characteristics of the Population Below the Poverty Level: 1980; Series P-60, No. 133.
6. Implementation of Hispanic population weighting controls.
7. Implementation of a new March CPS processing system.
8. CPS file for March 1992 (1991 data) was corrected after the release of the 1991 Income and Poverty reports. Weights for nine person records were omitted on the original file. (See P60-184 for further details.)
9. Implementation of 1990 census population controls.
10. Data collection method changed from paper and pencil to computer- assisted interviewing. In addition, the March 1994 income supplement was revised to allow for the coding of different income amounts on selected questionnaire items. Limits either increased or decreased in the following categories: earnings increased to $999,999; Social Security increased to $49,999; Supplemental Security Income and Public Assistance increased to $24,999; Veterans' Benefits increased to $99,999; Child Support and Alimony decreased to $49,999.
11. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls.
12. Implementation of Census 2000 based population controls and sample expanded by by 28,000 households.
13. Beginning in 2003, CPS ASEC offered respondents the option of choosing more than one race. The 2002 and 2001 CPS ASEC recorded only one race for each respondent. The 3-year averages for 2002 are based on combining the 2003 CPS ASEC race categories shown in the stub with the relevant single race categories of White, Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian and Pacific Islander recorded in the 2002 and 2001 CPS ASEC.
14. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
17. Implementation of Census 2010-based population controls.
A. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Data for Hispanic origin not available prior to 1972.
B. Beginning in January 1978, the Bureau of Labor Statistics introduced a new price index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) that forms a continuous series with the earlier index for urban wage earners and for clerical workers as of December 1997. Note: The 2003 Current Population Survey asked respondents to choose one or more races. White alone refers to people who reported White and did not report any other race category. The use of this single-race population does not imply that it is the preferred methods of presenting or analyzing data. The Census Bureau use variety of approaches. Information on people who reported more than one race, such as "White and American Indian and Alaska Native" or "Asian and Black or African American," is available from Census 2000 through American FactFinder. About 2.6 percent of people reported more than one race in 2000. Black alone refers to people who reported Black and did not report any other race category. Asian alone refers to people who reported Asian and did not report any other race category. Asian and/or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander refers to people who reported either or both of these categories, but did not report any other category.
1979 4 26,072 11.7 White, Not Hispanic 14,419 8.1 BLACK 8,050 31.0 Hispanic (all races) 2,921 21.8
1980 29,272 13.0 White, Not Hispanic 16,365 9.1 BLACK 8,579 32.5 Hispanic (all races) 3,491 25.7
19815 31,822 14.0 White, Not Hispanic 17,987 9.9 BLACK 9,173 34.2 Hispanic (all races) 3,713 26.5
1982 34,398 15.0 White, Not Hispanic 19,362 10.6 BLACK 9,697 35.6 Hispanic (all races) 4,301 29.9
1983 6 35,303 15.2 White, Not Hispanic 19,538 10.8 BLACK 9,882 35.7 Hispanic (all races) 4,633 28.0
1984 33,700 14.4 White, Not Hispanic 18,300 10.0 BLACK 9,490 33.8 Hispanic (all races) 4,806 28.4
1985 33,064 14.0 White, Not Hispanic 17,839 9.7 BLACK 8,926 31.3 Hispanic (all races) 5,236 29.0
1986 32,370 13.6 White, Not Hispanic 17,244 9.4 BLACK 8,983 31.1 Hispanic (all races) 5,117 27.3
19877 32,221 13.4 White, Not Hispanic 16,029 8.7 BLACK 9,520 32.4 Hispanic (all races) 5,422 28.0
1988 31,745 13.0 White, Not Hispanic 15,565 8.4 BLACK 9,356 31.3 Hispanic (all races) 5,357 26.7
1989 31,528 12.8 White, Not Hispanic 15,599 8.3 BLACK 9,302 30.7 Hispanic (all races) 5,430 26.2
1990 33,585 13.5 White, Not Hispanic 16,622 8.8 BLACK 9,837 31.9 Hispanic (all races) 6,006 28.1
19918 35,708 14.2 White, Not Hispanic 17,741 9.4 BLACK 10,242 32.7 Hispanic (all races) 6,339 28.7
19929 38,014 14.8 White, Not Hispanic 18,202 9.6 BLACK 10,827 33.4 Hispanic (all races) 7,592 29.6
199310 39,265 15.1 White, Not Hispanic 18,882 9.9 BLACK 10,877 33.1 Hispanic (all races) 8,126 30.6
1994 38,059 14.5 White, Not Hispanic 18,110 9.4 BLACK 10,196 30.6 Hispanic (all races) 8,416 30.7
1995 36,425 13.8 White, Not Hispanic 16,267 8.5 BLACK 9,872 29.3 Hispanic (all races) 8,574 30.3
1996 36,529 13.7 White, Not Hispanic 16,462 8.6 BLACK 9,694 28.4 Hispanic (all races) 8,697 29.4
1997 35,574 13.3 White, Not Hispanic 16,491 8.6 BLACK 9,116 26.5 Hispanic (all races) 8,308 27.1
1998 34,476 12.7 White, Not Hispanic 15,799 8.2 BLACK 9,091 26.1 Hispanic (all races) 8,070 25.6
199911 32,791 11.9 White, Not Hispanic 14,735 7.7 BLACK 8,441 23.6 Hispanic (all races) 7,876 22.7
200012 31,581 11.3 White, Not Hispanic 14,366 7.4 BLACK 7,982 22.5 Hispanic (all races) 7,747 21.5
2001 32,907 11.7 White, Not Hispanic 15,271 7.8 BLACK 8,136 22.7 Hispanic (all races) 7,997 21.4
2002 34,570 12.1 White Alone, Not Hispanic 15,567 8.0 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 8,884 23.9 Hispanic (all races) 8,555 21.8
2003 35,861 12.5 White Alone, Not Hispanic 15,902 8.2 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,108 24.3 Hispanic (all races) 9,051 22.5
200414 37,040 12.7 White Alone, Not Hispanic 16,908 8.7 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,411 24.7 Hispanic (all races) 9,122 21.9
2005 36,950 12.6 White Alone, Not Hispanic 16,227 8.3 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,517 24.7 Hispanic (all races) 9,368 21.8
2006 36,460 12.3 White Alone, Not Hispanic 16,013 8.2 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,447 24.2 Hispanic (all races) 9,243 20.6
2007 37,276 12.5 White Alone, Not Hispanic 16,032 8.2 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,668 24.4 Hispanic (all races) 9,890 21.5
2008 39,829 13.2 White Alone, Not Hispanic 17,024 8.6 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 9,882 24.6 Hispanic (all races) 10,987 23.2
2009 43,569 14.3 White Alone, Not Hispanic 18,530 9.4 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 10,575 25.9 Hispanic (all races) 12,350 25.3
201017 46,343 15.1 White Alone, Not Hispanic 19,251 9.9 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 11,597 27.4 Hispanic (all races) 13,522 26.5
2011 46,247 15.0 White Alone, Not Hispanic 19,171 9.8 BLACK ALONE OR IN COMBINATION 11,730 27.5 Hispanic (all races) 13,244 25.3