This shows the percent of people living below the poverty line* in The United States. Filter the data to see poverty rates for different groups.
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The United States poverty rate
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Microdata 2009-2011, Processed by BFAMFAPhD and IPUMS-USA, University of Minnesota, www.ipums.org.
*Poverty is defined as making less than $11,702 for one person, $14,657 for a family of two, $17,916 for a family of three, and $23,021 for a family of four in 2011 (not adjusted for inflation).