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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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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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Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1978
The P20 reports and detailed tables are released every two years following national level elections.


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


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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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Median Income for 4-Person Families, by State
This table is used by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).


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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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