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Poverty Visualizations

A typical Census Bureau visualization is a visual presentation of data made with charts, tables, maps, and other graphic elements. Visualizations are often interactive and contain text for labeling, but do not have the narrative text of infographics. Like infographics, they are effective because they simplify information and make use of the human ability to see patterns and trends.

Most of our visualizations can be shared, embedded, downloaded, and printed. We provide source and methodology information.

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Measuring the Nation’s Social and Economic Well-Being
Median household income, percentage of people in poverty, Supplemental Poverty Measure, and percentage of people without health insurance.
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Official Poverty Measure
Poverty rate was not significantly different from 2020.
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Poverty in the United States: 2021
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2022 and earlier CPS ASEC.
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How the U.S. Census Bureau Measures Poverty
We measure poverty two ways every year. The official poverty measure is based on cash resources. The supplemental poverty measure includes noncash benefits.
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The Population 65 Years and Older: 2019
View characteristics about the population 65 and older for each state, including median age, veteran status, labor force participation, and more.
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What Can You Learn About Counties From the American Community Survey?
This visualization lets you explore data the U.S. Census Bureau provides on popular topics from the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates.
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2020
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2020 and earlier CPS ASEC.
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Measuring the Nation’s Social and Economic Well-Being
Median household income (in 2020 inflation-adjusted dollars)
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Social Media Graphic: Official Poverty Measure
Poverty rate went down between 2019 and 2020.
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Social Media Graphic: Supplemental Poverty Measure
Supplemental poverty rate declined between 2019 and 2020.
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2020
This report describes research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
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Percentage of People in Poverty by County: 2015-2019
Explore data related to income using the 2019 ACS 5-year estimates through an interactive state map.
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What can you learn about states from the American Community Survey?
This visualization lets you explore data the Census Bureau provides for some of the most popular topics from the 2019 American Community Survey.
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2019 Poverty Rate in the United States
Explore data related to poverty using the 2019 ACS 1-year estimates through an interactive state map.
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Measuring the Nation’s Social and Economic Well-Being
Median household income (in 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars)
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Social Media Graphic: Official Poverty Measure
Poverty rate went down between 2018 and 2019.
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Social Media Graphic: Supplemental Poverty Measure
Supplemental poverty rate declined between 2018 and 2019.
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019
This report describes research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2019 and earlier CPS ASEC.
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2014-2018 Poverty Rate in the United States by County
View the percentage of people in poverty by county in the United States using this visualization.
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018
This report describes research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
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2018 Poverty Rate in the United States
Explore data related to poverty using the 2018 ACS 1-year estimates through an interactive state map.
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier CPS ASEC.
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Measuring the Nation's Social and Economic Well-Being
2017 and 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
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Social Media Graphic: Official Poverty Measure
Poverty rate down between 2017 and 2018.
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County Poverty Rate for the United States: 2013-2017
Percent by county.
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Poverty Rate for Counties That Are Completely Rural: 2013-2017
Percent by county.
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Poverty Rate for Counties That Are Mostly Rural: 2013-2017
Percent by county.
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Poverty Rate for Counties That Are Mostly Urban: 2013-2017
Percent by county.
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Poverty Rates/Median Household Income by County Type: 2013-2017
Percent by county.
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2017 Poverty Rate in the United States
Map showing percentage of people in poverty.
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Poverty in the United States
The 25 most populous metro areas.
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017
This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality & poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier CPS ASEC.
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Social Media Graphic: Official Poverty Measure
Official Poverty Measure: Poverty Rate down between 2016 and 2017.
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The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017
This report describes research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).

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