Data for Percentage of Individuals Living in Poverty by County, 2010
Data NotesFollowing the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Statistical Policy Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered in poverty. The official poverty thresholds do not vary geographically, but they are updated for inflation using Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid and food stamps).
Data SourcesU.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Estimates Branch
DefinitionThe percentage of persons living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty level.
How We Calculated the Rates
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 11/30/2012