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Income & Poverty Data Tables

The tables below provide income and poverty statistics displayed in tables with columns and rows. Many tables are in downloadable in XLS, CVS and PDF file formats. If you are using a screen reader and are having problems accessing data, please call 301-763-3243 (The Income Statistics Branch) or 301-763-3213 (The Poverty Statistics Branch) for assistance.


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White Persons by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Historical Poverty Tables: Poverty by Definition of Income (R&D)
Detailed annual tables on poverty across a number of individual and family characteristics.


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The Changing Shape of the Nation's Income Distribution: 1947-1998
These data show how, for 50 years, the annual demographic supplement to the March CPS has provided researchers with a wealth of data on income distribution.


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The Changing Shape of the Nation's Income Distribution: 1947-1998
These tables examine annual changes in income and earnings and compares these changes with historical trends.


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Changes in Median Household Income: 1969 to 1996
These data tables illustrate how, from 1969 to 1996, median household income rose a very modest 6.3 percent in constant dollars (from $33,072 to $35,172).


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A Brief Look at Postwar U.S. Income Inequality
A large number of factors have been identified as contributing to changes in inequality, however the root causes are still not entirely understood.


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Black Persons by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Families by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, and 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Families with Female Householder by Poverty Status: 1969, 1979, & 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Families with Children under 18 by Poverty Status: 1969, 1979, & 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Historical Income Tables: Counties
Sources: 1960 Census, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000.


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Historical Income Tables: Income Inequality
Source: Current Population Survey (CPS)


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Historical Income Tables: Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MAs)
Sources: 1960 Census, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census.


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Historical Income Tables: States
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Historical Poverty Tables: People and Families - 1959 to 2021
Detailed annual tables on poverty across a number of individual and family characteristics. Source: Current Population Survey (CPS)


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Children in Families Below the Poverty Level: 1969, 1979, & 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Percent Distribution of Persons Below the Poverty Level
Sources: 1960 Census, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Persons 65 Yrs & Over by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Persons Below 125 Percent of Poverty Level: 1969, 1979, 1989, and 1999
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Persons by Poverty Status in 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999
Sources: 1960 Census, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


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Population by Poverty Status by Counties


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Poverty Rate of Persons in 1969, 1979 and 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Poverty Rates by MSAs: Selected Years 1959 to 1989
Sources: 1960 Census, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, & 1989 of Persons by Central City Status
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Poverty Thresholds
Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family and Number of Related Children Under 18 Years Source: Current Population Survey (CPS)


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Related Children 5 to 17 Years by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, & 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


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Related Children Under 18, by Poverty Status: 1969, 1979, 1989, & 1999
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census and Census 2000


Table
States Ranked by Person's Poverty Rate in 1969, 1979, and 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census


Table
Unrelated Individuals by Poverty Status in 1969, 1979, and 1989
Sources: 1970 Census, 1980 Census, and 1990 Census

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