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Poverty Thresholds

Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Children

Poverty Thresholds by Sex of Head, Size of Family, Number of Children and by Farm-Nonfarm Residence

In some cases, weighted average poverty thresholds shown in the tables above may vary from those listed in Historical Poverty Table 1 as the tables shown here do not reflect any subsequent updates to population weight controls.


The 1981, 1982, and 1983 thresholds tables were reposted in April 2022 due to transcription and rounding errors.

All thresholds tables were reformatted and reposted as Excel files in February 2023. In addition, estimates were updated in the 1966, 1971, 1972, 1979, and 2000 thresholds tables to correct formatting and transcription errors.


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