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

09/16/2014

Poverty Rate of All Persons by Age

 

POVERTY BY AGE
Poverty among Persons under 18, 18 to 64, and 65 and Older
  • In 2013, the poverty rate among adults 65 and older was 9.5 percent, which is statistically unchanged from the rate in 2012. There were 4.2 million people age 65 and older living in poverty in 2013, which is a statistically significant increase from 3.9 million in 2012.
  • The poverty rate among adults between the ages of 18 and 64 was 13.6 percent in 2013, unchanged from 2012.
  • In 2013, children under the age of 18 had a poverty rate of 19.9 percent, a decrease from 21.8 percent in 2012.
  • In 2013, the poverty rate among adults ages 18 to 64 was 4.1 percentage points higher than for adults 65 and older, while these groups had the same poverty rate of 10.1 percent in 2001.
  • In 2013, poverty rates for the under 18 and 18 to 64 age groups have increased 3.7 and 4.0 percentage points, respectively, since 2000. The poverty rate for those 65 and older is statistically unchanged from the rate in 2000.

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