Persons in poverty

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Definitions:
The number of persons living below the federal poverty threshold, expressed as a percentage of the total population.




Data Source:
Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Summary File 3, Tables PO87, P159A, P159B, and P159H, Released May, 2002; and U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Tables S1701, B17001, B17001A, B17001B, and B17001I.




Footnotes:
Different methodologies were used in producing base year versus current-year data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.