How many Americans live below the poverty line in 2012?

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How many Americans live below the poverty line in 2012?

46.5 million Americans
The nation’s poverty rate remained unchanged at 15 percent in 2012, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. For a family of four (two adults, two children) the poverty threshold in 2012 was $23,283. There were 46.5 million Americans below the poverty line last year, Census says, vs.

Which racial ethnic group has the highest rate of poverty?

By race, the highest national poverty rates were for American Indians and Alaska Natives (27.0 percent) and Blacks or African Americans (25.8 percent). Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders had a national poverty rate of 17.6 percent.

What percent of African Americans are in poverty 2020?

19.5 percent
Poverty rate in the United States by ethnic group 2020 In 2020, 19.5 percent of Black people living in the United States were living below the poverty line. This is compared to 8.2 percent of White people, and 8.1 percent of Asian people.

What was the poverty line in 2012?

2012 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in family/household Poverty guideline
1 $11,170
2 15,130
3 19,090
4 23,050

What is the poorest ethnic group in the US?

Blacks have the highest poverty rate at 19.5% and Non-Hispanic whites the lowest at 8.2%. The Poverty rate for Blacks and Hispanics is more than double that of non-Hispanic Whites.

What state has the highest poverty rate?

New Hampshire
States, federal district, and territories

Rank State 2019 Poverty rate (percent of persons in poverty)
United States 10.5%
1 New Hampshire 7.3%
2 Utah 8.9%
3 Maryland 9.0%

What’s the difference between the black and white poverty rates?

The white poverty rate does run much lower than the black rate, just under 10 percent, one-third of the black rate. But the white poor outnumber the black poor considerably, 19 to 7.8 million.

How are black men and women affected by poverty?

A very different picture emerges for black Americans: Black women face a very high risk of being stuck in poverty (62 percent), surpassing even the 50 percent risk faced by black men. For whites, the odds of remaining stuck in poverty remain relatively low, for both men (28 percent) and women (33 percent), when we use a family income measure.

What is the poverty rate in the United States?

In 2019, the poverty rate for the United States was 10.5%, the lowest since estimates were first released for 1959. Poverty rates declined between 2018 and 2019 for all major race and Hispanic origin groups. Two of these groups, Blacks and Hispanics, reached historic lows in their poverty rates in 2019.

How are blacks and Hispanics under represented in poverty?

Among people ages 65 and over, the shares of Blacks and Hispanics in poverty were approximately twice their share in the general population. The figure below shows that over time, non-Hispanics Whites have consistently been under-represented among the population in poverty, while Blacks and Hispanics have consistently been over-represented.

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