Information on Poverty and Income Statistics: A Summary of 2011 Current Population Survey Data. All Persons and Children Under 50% of Poverty Threshold, 2000 to 2010

09/13/2011

Figure 3. All Persons and Children Under 50% of Poverty Threshold, 2000 to 2010 shows poverty for all persons and children under 50% separately from 2000 through 2010 as increasing steadily from 4.5% for all persons to 6.7% over those years. For children, it increases steadily from 6.7% in 2000 to 9.9% in 2010.

Figure 3. Al Persons and Children Below 50% of Poverty, 2000-2010. See text and Long Description for more information.

Deep Poverty

  • In 2010, 6.7 percent of all people, or 20.5 million people, had income below one-half the poverty threshold.  In 2010, 50 percent of the poverty threshold for a family of four was $11,157.
  • This represents 44.3 percent of the poverty population in 2010 and an increase of 1.5 million people from 2009.
  • In 2010, 9.9 percent or 7.4 million children under 18 lived in families with income below one-half of the poverty threshold.

 

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