Number of families in poverty in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017

Number of families living below the poverty line in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017 (in thousands)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Number of families in poverty in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017 This statistic shows the number of poor families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, there were total 7,098 thousand poor families lived in the U.S. Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.
Show more

Number of families living below the poverty line in the U.S. from 1990 to 2017 (in thousands)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
Poverty and Income in the United States
Poverty and Income in the United States

All Information
in one Presentation

Poverty and Income in the United States

Everything On "Poverty and Income in the United States" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Poverty and Income in the United States"
  • Poverty
The most important statistics
  • Income
  • Inequality
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.