Most populated U.S. cities - number of poor families in 2018

This statistic shows the number of families who live below the poverty level in the top 25 most populated U.S. cities in 2018. In 2018, around 267,728 families were living below the poverty level in New York city.

Number of families who live below the poverty level in the most populated U.S. cities in 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate standard of living in a given country. In practice, like the definition of poverty, the official or common understanding of the poverty line is significantly higher in developed countries than in developing countries.

Population data for U.S. cities can be found here.

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