Poverty Statistics: 15 Percent of Americans Living in Poverty

September 17, 2013 11:04 pm

We had spotted quite a few stats on poverty before – we spotted this stat today, that some 46.5 million Americans are living in poverty – that is about 15 percent of the US population (Source)

The definition is as follows: those making $23,492 a year for a family of four, or $11,720 for an individual were considered to be living in poverty. In the global context, you might find this interesting: Under-Reported Income To IRS: World Poverty Will End Ten Times

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