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Basic facts about poverty and how it is measured
What's New
View the most recent reports, briefs, and data on poverty for the past 12 months
View reports and briefs (short reports) on poverty
Find definitions to poverty-related terms
Poverty Thresholds
Dollar amounts the Census Bureau uses to determine poverty status
Poverty Data Sources
Description of poverty estimates from different sources
Current Poverty Data

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Microdata Access
Obtain data files to create your own tabulations
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Annual Estimates for State, Counties and School Districts
History of the Poverty Measure
Documentation about how the official poverty measure was developed
Poverty Measurement Studies and Alternative Measures
Research about how alternative methods of measuring poverty affect poverty data
Links to Related Sites
Find other agencies or organizations that provide poverty data and information
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from the Census Bureau's Question and Answer Center

Contact the Demographic Call Center Staff at 301-763-2422 or 1-866-758-1060 (toll free) or visit ask.census.gov for further information on Poverty Statistics.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division