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

09/16/2014

Poverty Rate of All Persons by Race and Ethnicity

Note: Hispanic includes persons of all races. White, Not Hispanic does not include any Hispanic persons, and starting in 2002 excludes White, Not Hispanic persons reporting multiple race categories. Black or African-American includes Hispanic persons and starting in 2002 includes Black or African-American persons reporting multiple race categories.

HISTORICAL POVERTY RATES

  • The percentage of all persons living in poverty in 2013, 14.5 percent, was lower than the past peak rates of 15.2 percent in 1983, 15.1 percent in 1993, and 15.1 percent in 2010.
  • In calendar year 2013, the poverty rate for all African-American persons was 27.1 percent. This is unchanged from 2012, and it is below the recent peak poverty rate of 33.4 percent in 1992.
  • In calendar year 2013, the poverty rate for all Hispanic persons was 23.5 percent. This is a decrease from 25.6 percent in 2012 and below the peak poverty rate of 30.7 percent in 1994.

 

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