Population in poverty

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These poverty numbers are five-year averages from the American Community Survey, and represent the total number of people who live in poverty, divided by the population for which poverty status is known.

The U.S. Census Bureau website has information on federal poverty thresholds by year.

Data Source: This information is taken from Table S1701 from the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey can be accessed here: http://factfinder2.census.gov.