Comparing Poverty Rates under the Official Census Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure
Published: Jun 10, 2015
Scroll over the map to compare poverty rates under the official Census poverty measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which takes into account health care and housing costs among other factors. This interactive is a companion to the issue brief “Poverty Among Seniors: An Updated Analysis of National and State Level Poverty Rates Under the Official and Supplemental Poverty Measures,” released in June 2015.
Percent of People Ages 65 and Older with Incomes Below 100% and 200% of Poverty, 2011-2013
Below 100% of the poverty threshold
Below 200% of the poverty threshold
Data were pooled over three years.
DATA SOURCE: Current Population Survey, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Annual Social and Economic Supplement