Older adults - Poverty rate by ethnicity

This statistic shows the poverty rate among older adults by race and origin. In 2009, 15.8 percent of older adults with Asian origin were living in poverty.

Poverty rate among older adults in the United States in 2009, by ethnicity

In povertyNear poverty
Non-Hispanic white6.6%23.7%
African American18.9%31.3%
Hispanic (any)18.3%32.5%
Asian15.8%19.9%
Other14.7%25.1%
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Source

Release date

2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009

Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

Being “In poverty” is defined as having family income less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). “Near poverty” is income between 100 and 199 percent of the FPL.

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