United States - number of poor married-couple families 1990-2017

Number of married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017 (in 1,000)

United States - number of poor married-couple families 1990-2017 This statistic shows a timeline for the number of married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, 2,981 thousand married-couple families in the U.S. lived below the poverty level. 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 married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017 (in 1,000)

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Number of poor married-couple families in thousands
19902,981
19913,158
19923,385
19933,481
19943,272
19952,982
19963,010
19972,821
19982,879
19992,748
20002,637
20012,760
20023,052
20033,115
20043,216
20052,944
20062,910
20072,849
20083,261
20093,409
20103,681
20113,652
20123,705
20133,476
20143,735
20153,245
20163,096
20173,005
Number of poor married-couple families in thousands
19902,981
19913,158
19923,385
19933,481
19943,272
19952,982
19963,010
19972,821
19982,879
19992,748
20002,637
20012,760
20023,052
20033,115
20043,216
20052,944
20062,910
20072,849
20083,261
20093,409
20103,681
20113,652
20123,705
20133,476
20143,735
20153,245
20163,096
20173,005
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This statistic shows a timeline for the number of married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, 2,981 thousand married-couple families in the U.S. lived below the poverty level. 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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