Poverty rate in the United States from 1990 to 2012

 Percentage of population
'90 13.5%
'91 14.2%
'92 14.8%
'93 15.1%
'94 14.5%
'95 13.8%
'96 13.7%
'97 13.3%
'98 12.7%
'99 11.9%
'00 11.3%
'01 11.7%
'02 12.1%
'03 12.5%
'04 12.7%
'05 12.6%
'06 12.3%
'07 12.5%
'08 13.2%
'09 14.3%
'10 15.1%
'11 15%
'12 15%
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This graph shows the poverty rate in the United States among all people from 1990 to 2012. 11.3 percent of the population were living below the poverty line in 2000. In 2012, the poverty rate was 15 percent.

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