Number of poor families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016 (in thousands)

Number of poor families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016 This statistic shows the number of poor families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016. 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.
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Number of poor families in thousands
20168,081
20158,589
20149,467
20139,130
20129,520
20119,497
20109,400
20098,792
20088,147
20077,623
20067,668
20057,657
20047,835
20037,607
20027,229
20016,813
20006,400
19996,792
19987,186
19977,324
19967,708
19957,532
19948,053
19938,393
19928,144
19917,712
19907,098
Number of poor families in thousands
20168,081
20158,589
20149,467
20139,130
20129,520
20119,497
20109,400
20098,792
20088,147
20077,623
20067,668
20057,657
20047,835
20037,607
20027,229
20016,813
20006,400
19996,792
19987,186
19977,324
19967,708
19957,532
19948,053
19938,393
19928,144
19917,712
19907,098

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This statistic shows the number of poor families in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016. 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.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2016
Supplementary notes
Families as of March of the following year.

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.

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