U.S Poverty Statistics: 46.2 Million People Earning Below Poverty Line

September 20, 2011 5:48 pm

We have spotted some statistics on poverty before – we spotted this set of statistics today:

“The number of Americans earning below the poverty line in 2010: 46.2 million people
Official U.S. poverty rate in 2007, before the recession: 12.5 percent
Official U.S. poverty rate in 2009: 14.3 percent
Official U.S. poverty rate in 2010: 15.1 percent
Last time the poverty level was this high: 1993
Poverty line in 2010: $22,314 for a family of four, or $11,139 for an individual
Rough amount people in poverty are living on per week: $200 or less
Poverty rate in the American suburbs: 11.8 percent, the highest since 1967
Percentage of the population making less than half the poverty line in 2010: 6.7 percent
Percentage of the population making less than half the poverty line in 2007, before the recession: 5.2 percent
Poverty rate for white Americans in 2010: 13 percent
Poverty rate for African Americans in 2010: 27.4 percent
Real median household income in 2010: $49,445
Decline in median household income since 2009: 2.3 percent
Decline in median household income since before the recession: 6.4 percent
The last time median household incomes have been this low: 1996
Real median household income in 1999, in 2010 dollars: $53,252
Median income for full-time male workers in 2010: $47,715
Median income for full-time male workers in 1973, in 2010 dollars: $49,065
Official unemployment rate in August 2011: 9.1 percent
Total number of unemployed people in August: 14 million
Number of people who were employed part-time for economic reasons in August 2011: 8.8 million
Number of people not counted in the labor force who wanted work: 2.6 million
Net jobs created in August 2011: 0
Total number of long-term unemployed people as of August 2011: 6 million
Number of unemployed workers per job opening, as of July 2011: About 4.34 (3.2 million openings and 13.9 million unemployed people in July 2011)
Total number of uninsured Americans in 2010: 49.9 million
Percentage of Americans who didn’t have health care in 2010: 16.3 percent
Percentage of Americans who didn’t have health care in 2007, before the recession: 15.3 percent
Percentage of children who were uninsured in 2010: 9.8 percent
Percentage of children in poverty were are uninsured in 2010: 15.4 percent
Percentage of American households that had enough to eat throughout the year in 2007: 88.9 percent
Percentage of American households that had enough to eat throughout the year in 2010: 85.5 percent ”

Statistics Source: Propublica via ZeroHedge

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