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2024 Poverty Guidelines Computations

Computations for the 2024 Annual Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in family or household
Poverty thresholds for 2023--published Sep. 2023a
Column 2 multiplied by 1.041 price inflatorb
Difference between successive Column 3 entries
Average difference in Column 4c
January 2023 poverty guidelines
January 2024 poverty guidelines
1$14,880$15,490 Nearest $20$13,590$15,060


a Column 2 entries are weighted average poverty thresholds from U.S. Census Bureau, Poverty in the United States: 2022. page 19.

b The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) for all items was 292.66 for calendar year 2022 and 304.70 for calendar year 2023, an increase of 4.1 percent.

c The arithmetic average of Column 4 entries, rounded to the nearest multiple of $20.