U.S. poverty rate 1990-2022

Poverty rate in the United States from 1990 to 2022

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Release date

September 2023


United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2022

Supplementary notes

For 2004, figures are revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.
For 2000: Consistent with 2001 data through implementation of Census 2000-based population controls and a 28,000 household sample expansion.
For 1999, figures are based on Census 2000 population controls.
For 1992, figures are based on 1990 census population controls.
For 1991, figures are revised to correct for nine omitted weights from the original March 1992 CPS file.

For information on sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Current Population Survey, 2020 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement.

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