New York State Community Action Association www.nyscommunityaction.org
2 Charles Blvd.
Guilderland, NY 12084
518-690-0491

United States Population:
321,004,407

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
313,048,563
Population Under 18
72,430,017
Population 25 & Over
212,715,102
Population over 65
46,424,881
14.6%
National
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

14.6%
45,650,345

Children (Under 18)

20.3%
14,710,485

Adults 25+

11.5%
24,397,783

Senior Citizens 65+

9.3%
4,317,192
United States
Community Action Partnership
Race &
Poverty
White
African American
Hispanic/Latino
VALUES REPRESENT THE PRECENT OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY RACE.
12.1% (27,607,156)
25.2% (9,807,009)
22.2% (12,269,452)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 212,715,102
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  12.4% (26,417,930)
Total*
  26.4% (6,972,846)
Living in Poverty
High School
  27.1% (57,668,264)
Total*
  14.1% (8,130,798)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  29.2% (62,052,926)
Total*
  10.2% (6,304,087)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  31.3% (66,575,982)
Total*
  4.5% (2,990,052)
Living in Poverty
*DUE TO ROUNDING, PERCENTAGES MAY NOT ADD UP PRECISELY TO 100%.
Employment
& Poverty
Hourly Wage for
FMR, 2BR Apartment
$20.30
Median Income
$37,913
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$29,815
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
12.9%
Unemployed
33.9%
Free/Reduced Lunch Program

22 million children received free or reduced lunch each day in 2016
Gender
& Poverty
High School Diploma Only
Median
Earnings
$35,294
Median
Earnings
$23,366
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
38.7%
Live in Poverty