Supplemental Poverty Measure Brief: 2009-2012. Change in Poverty by Age

11/21/2013

 Figure 4a. Poverty Rate by Age, 2009-2012           
  2009 2010 2011 2012  
Under 18  SPM 17.3 18.0 18.0 18.0  
18-64 years SPM 14.4 15.2 15.5 15.5  
65+ years SPM 15.5 15.8 15.1 14.8  
Under 18  Official Poverty 20.7 22.5 22.3 22.3  
18-64 years Official Poverty 12.9 13.7 13.7 13.7  
65+ years Official Poverty 8.9 9.0 8.7 9.1  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

 

 

Figure 4b. SPM Poverty Rate by Age, 2009 and 2012        
Ages 0-17 Ages 18-64 Ages 65+  
2009 17.3 14.4 15.5  
2012 18.0 15.5 14.8  
 
 
Figure 4c. Number of SPM Poor by Age (in millions), 2009 and 2012  
Ages 0-18 Ages 18-64 Ages 65+  
2009 13.0 27.5 6.0  
2012 13.4 30.0 6.4  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements.

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