Reduce Poverty Rate

Percent of individuals below poverty in past 12 months

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Reduce Poverty Rate

Progress

Individuals Below Poverty

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Reduce the percentage of individuals below poverty in the last 12 months by 50% (10% by 2020)

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YearValueMargin of Error
201019%±1%
201120%±1.3%
201222%±1.2%
201320%±1.1%
201421%±1.1%
201518%±1.1%
201619%±1.1%
201717%±1.1%
201820%±1%
201917%±1.3%

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US Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-Yr Estimate, Table S1701

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The Census Bureau issues preliminary poverty thresholds in January, and final poverty thresholds in September of the year after the year for which poverty is measured. The poverty thresholds are adjusted to the price level of the year for which poverty is measured. The poverty threshold is utilized for statistical purposes to calculate the number of people in poverty. Poverty guidelines are issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and are used for administrative purposes to determine financial eligibility for certain programs. In 2019, poverty guidlines were as follows: a household of one making less than $12,060 and a household of four making less than $24,600.