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

11/21/2013

Figure 7a. Poverty Rate by Region, 2009 and 2012        
  Northeast SPM Midwest SPM South SPM West SPM Northeast Official Poverty Midwest Official Poverty South Official Poverty West Official Poverty
2009 13.7 12.1 15.8 18.7 12.2 13.3 15.7 14.8
2012 15.5 12.4 16.3 19.0 13.7 13.5 16.6 15.2

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

 

 

+ The South includes AL, AR, DE, DC, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV. The Midwest includes IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, and WI.
The Northeast includes CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. The West includes AK, AZ, CA, CO, HA, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, and WY.

Figure 7b. SPM Poverty Rate by Region, 2009 and 2012        
  Northeast Midwest South West  
2009 13.7 12.1 15.8 18.7  
2012 15.5 12.4 16.3 19.0  
 
 
 
Figure 7c. Number in SPM Poverty by Region, 2009 and 2012 (in millions)  
  Northeast Midwest South West  
2009 7.5 8.0 17.7 13.3  
2012 8.6 8.3 18.9 14.0  

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

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