Information On Poverty And Income Statistics: A Summary of 2014 Current Population Survey Data. Poverty Rate of All Persons

09/16/2014

 

Poverty Rate of All Persons 2000-2013

OVERALL POVERTY

  • For calendar year 2013, the official overall poverty rate was 14.5 percent.
  • This is a decrease from 15.0 percent in 2012.
  • In 2013, the total number of people in poverty was 45.3 million, statistically unchanged from 2012.
  • The poverty rate in 2013 was 3.2 percentage points higher than in 2000.

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