Poverty in America

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Who Lives in Poverty?: Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Black and Hispanic Americans are more than twice as likely to live in poverty as white Americans. These figures are based on the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Rate.

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Who Lives in Poverty?: Poverty by Residence and Region

Education, employment, and income are all closely related to one another. College-educated Americans and adults working full-time are far less vulnerable to the prospect of poverty than other groups.

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Who Lives in Poverty?: Poverty by Education and Employment

While suburban poverty is on the rise, populations earning low incomes remain relatively concentrated in cities. The West and South have higher poverty rates, but there are pockets of extreme poverty in every U.S. region.

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Who Lives in Poverty?: Poverty in American Counties

While poverty exists everywhere in America, it is highly concentrated in certain areas, particularly the South, Southwest, and Appalachian regions.