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Comparing Poverty Rates under the Official Census Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure

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.

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

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