US Census Bureau Current Poverty Status 2016

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This dataset contains poverty estimates for demographic groups of US population based on The Current Population Survey 2017, Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The poverty status is described by the number and the percent of population belonging to a demographic group living below the poverty threshold.


The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment.

The CPS has been conducted for over 50 years and interviewed about 54,000 households on a monthly basis. These households are scientifically selected on the basis of area of residence to represent the Nation as a whole, individual States, and other specified areas. Each household is interviewed once a month for four consecutive months in a year, and again for the corresponding time period a year later. This technique enabled Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to obtain month-to-month and year-to-year comparisons at a reasonable cost while minimizing the inconvenience to any one household.

Although the main purpose of the survey is to collect information on the employment situation, a very important secondary purpose is to collect information on the demographic status of the population, information such as age, sex, race, marital status, educational attainment, and family structure. From time to time additional questions are included on such important subjects as health, education, income, and previous work experience. The statistics resulting from these questions serve to update similar information collected once every 10 years through the decennial census. The CPS sample is based on the civilian non-institutional population of the United States. The sample is located in 826 sample areas comprising 1,328 counties and independent cities with coverage in every State and in the District of Columbia.

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Poverty Statistics 2016, Poverty Level 2016, Below Poverty Line 2016, Poverty By Race, Poverty By Age, Poverty By People In Households, Income To Poverty Ratio, Poverty Thresholds, Federal Poverty Level

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US Census Bureau Poverty Estimates By Demographic Groups In 2016, Annual Poverty Estimates By Demographic Groups 2016

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Income_To_Poverty_RatioRatio of income to poverty; people and families are classified as poor if their income is less than their poverty thresholdstringenum : Array required : 1
RaceThe race/ethnicity of people; White/Black/Asian alone refers to people who reported White/Black/Asian and did not report any other race category; White/Black/Asian alone or in combination with one or more other races; Hispanic defines people of Hispanic originstringenum : Array required : 1
Householder_Family_RelatednessDefines type of people in household according to the householder relatedness; people in families are related to the householder by birth, marriage or adoption; people in unrelated subfamilies are not related to the householder, but are related to each other, either as a married couple or as a parent-child relationship with an unmarried child under 18; unrelated individuals are not in the householder's family or unrelated subfamilies;stringenum : Array required : 1
GenderSpecifies the gender of people in household; "any gender" is equivalent to "both genders"stringenum : Array required : 1
Age_GroupThe age group of people household; householders living alone does not include people in group quarters (such as halfway houses or boarding houses) who happen to be living alonestringenum : Array required : 1
Number_Of_People_All_Income_LevelsThe number of people belonging to a demographic group regardless of income levelintegerlevel : Ratio
Number_Of_People_Below_RatioThe number of people belonging to demographic group who are living in poverty; for householder's poverty status the poverty threshold and income were based only on his or her family members, if any were presentintegerlevel : Ratio
Percent_Of_People_Below_RatioThe percent of people belonging to demographic group who are living in povertynumberlevel : Ratio
Below 50 percentAll racesAll peopleMale0-4101198998.9
Below 50 percentAll racesUnrelated individualsMale0-4
Below 75 percentAll racesUnrelated individualsMale0-4
Below 50 percentAll racesAll peopleMale60-6491544725.2
Below 50 percentAsian (alone)All peopleMale0-4558335.9
Below 75 percentAll racesAll peopleMale60-6491546867.5
Below 75 percentAsian (alone)All peopleMale0-4558437.7
Below 100 percentAll racesUnrelated individualsMale0-4
Below 125 percentAll racesUnrelated individualsMale0-4
Below 138 percentAll racesUnrelated individualsMale0-4