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SOC W 501 Poverty & Inequality

Reports: United States


This site includes Poverty Data Tables, Poverty Data Tools, and Poverty Datasets


The guidelines are issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services. The guidelines are a simplification of the poverty thresholds for use for administrative purposes — for instance, determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs.


Reports: International

Surveys of Income

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), US Census Bureau 

This program provides single-year estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all 13,000+ school districts.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Accounts

The regional economic accounts tell us about the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth. The estimates of gross domestic product by state and state and local area personal income, and the accompanying detail, provide a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing individual state and local area economies.