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

United States Population:
322,903,030

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
314,943,184
Population Under 18
72,382,641
Population 25 & Over
214,886,246
Population over 65
47,940,937
14.1%
National
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

14.1%
44,257,979

Children (Under 18)

19.5%
14,117,014

Adults 25+

11.1%
23,911,393

Senior Citizens 65+

9.3%
4,448,892
United States
Community Action Partnership
Race &
Poverty
White
African American
Hispanic/Latino
VALUES REPRESENT THE PERCENT OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY RACE.
11.6% (26,730,734)
24.2% (9,490,587)
21.0% (11,849,315)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 214,886,246
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  12.1% (25,953,871)
Total*
  25.8% (6,689,138)
Living in Poverty
High School
  26.9% (57,820,427)
Total*
  13.9% (8,017,648)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  29.1% (62,558,974)
Total*
  9.9% (6,185,182)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  31.9% (68,552,974)
Total*
  4.4% (3,019,425)
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
$39,937
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$30,570
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
11.6%
Unemployed
29.7%
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
$36,236
Median
Earnings
$24,231
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
37.5%
Live in Poverty