New York State Community Action Association www.nyscommunityaction.org
1020 19th Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
202-265-7546

United States Population:
324,697,795

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
316,715,051
Population Under 18
72,235,700
Population 25 & Over
217,053,981
Population over 65
49,488,799
13.4%
National
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

13.4%
42,510,843

Children (Under 18)

18.5%
13,377,778

Adults 25+

10.7%
23,273,165

Senior Citizens 65+

9.3%
4,587,432
United States
Community Action Partnership
Race &
Poverty
White
African American
Hispanic/Latino
VALUES REPRESENT THE PERCENT OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY RACE.
11.2% (25,658,220)
23.0% (9,114,217)
19.6% (11,256,244)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 217,053,981
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  11.8% (25,499,600)
Total*
  24.9% (6,341,225)
Living in Poverty
High School
  26.7% (58,011,855)
Total*
  13.6% (7,858,253)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  29.0% (62,944,838)
Total*
  9.6% (6,042,361)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  32.5% (70,597,688)
Total*
  4.3% (3,031,326)
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
$41,081
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$31,264
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
11.0%
Unemployed
27.6%
Free/Reduced Lunch Program

29.7 million children received free or reduced lunch each day in FY 2018
Gender
& Poverty
High School Diploma Only
Median
Earnings
$37,578
Median
Earnings
$25,066
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
36.1%
Live in Poverty