Following 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
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement