Poverty rate of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. 1990-2017

Percentage of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017

Poverty rate of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. 1990-2017 This statistic shows the percentage of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, 4.1 percent of all white 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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Percentage of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017

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Poverty rate of white married-couple families
20173.5%
20163.5%
20153.5%
20144.2%
20133.8%
20124%
20114.1%
20104.1%
20093.9%
20083.5%
20073.2%
20063.2%
20053.3%
20043.9%
20033.6%
20023.7%
20013.3%
20003.2%
19993.3%
19983.8%
19973.5%
19963.8%
19953.8%
19944.3%
19934.7%
19924.5%
19914.4%
19904.1%
Poverty rate of white married-couple families
20173.5%
20163.5%
20153.5%
20144.2%
20133.8%
20124%
20114.1%
20104.1%
20093.9%
20083.5%
20073.2%
20063.2%
20053.3%
20043.9%
20033.6%
20023.7%
20013.3%
20003.2%
19993.3%
19983.8%
19973.5%
19963.8%
19953.8%
19944.3%
19934.7%
19924.5%
19914.4%
19904.1%
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This statistic shows the percentage of white, non-Hispanic married-couple families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2017. In 1990, 4.1 percent of all white 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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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2017
Supplementary notes
The Census Bureau defines a family as follows: "A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family."
White alone, not Hispanic - with and without children under 18 years.
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.
Further information regarding the poverty threshold can be accessed here.
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