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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

(1)
Persons in family or household
(2)
Poverty thresholds for 2023--published Sep. 2023a
(3)
Column 2 multiplied by 1.041 price inflatorb
(4)
Difference between successive Column 3 entries
(5)
Average difference in Column 4c
(6)
January 2023 poverty guidelines
(7)
January 2024 poverty guidelines
1$14,880$15,490 Nearest $20$13,590$15,060
2$18,900$19,675$4,185$5,380$18,310$20,440
3$23,280$24,234$4,560$5,380$23,030$25,820
4$29,950$31,178$6,943$5,380$27,750$31,200
5$35,510$36,966$5,788$5,380$32,470$36,580
6$40,160$41,807$4,841$5,380$37,190$41,960
7$45,690$47,563$5,757$5,380$41,910$47,340
8$51,010$53,101$5,538$5,380$46,630$52,720

Notes:

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.

d Poverty in the United States: 2022