Poverty rate in the U.S. by education 2019

This statistic shows the poverty rate in the United States among all people in 2019, by education. In 2019, about 3.9 percent of the people with a Bachelor's degree or higher were living below the poverty line in the United States.

Poverty rate in the United States in 2019, by education

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Release date

September 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

* The abbreviation DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery, JD stands for Juris Doctor, PhD stands for Doctor of Philosophy, EdD stands for Doctor of Education.
The U.S. Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. A person under 65 living alone is considered poor, if the annual income is less than 11,888 U.S. dollars. This threshold is calculated for 2013.

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