Information on Poverty and Income Statistics: A Summary of 2011 Current Population Survey Data. Poverty for All Persons, 2000 to 2010

09/13/2011

Figure 1. Poverty for All Persons, 2000 to 2010, shows the percentage in poverty for all persons starting in 2000 through 2010 as 11.3, 11.7, 12.1, 12.5, 12.7, 12.6, 12.3, 12.5, 13.2, 14.3, and 15.1

Figure 1. Poverty - All Persons, 2000-2010. See text and Long Description for more information.

Overall Poverty

  • For calendar year 2010, the official overall poverty rate was 15.1 percent.
  • This is a statistically significant increase from 14.3 percent in 2009.
  • In 2010, the total number of people in poverty was 46.2 million, up from 43.6 million in 2009.
  • The poverty rate in 2010 was 3.8 percentage points higher than in 2000.

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