Number of people living below the poverty line in the United States in 2017, by education (in millions)

Number of people living below the poverty line in the U.S. by education 2017 This graph shows the number of people living below the poverty line in the United States among all people in 2017, by education. In 2017, about 2.81 million people with a Bachelor's degree were living below the poverty line in the United States.
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Number in millions
Children under 15 10.92
Less than 9th grade 2.58
9th-12th grade, no diploma 5.81
High school diploma or equivalent 9.52
Some college, no Assoc. or 4-yr degree 5.09
Associate degree 1.75
Bachelor's degree 2.81
Master's degree 0.95
Professional degree (such as DDS or JD) 0.13
Doctorate (such as PhD or EdD) 0.14
Number in millions
Children under 15 10.92
Less than 9th grade 2.58
9th-12th grade, no diploma 5.81
High school diploma or equivalent 9.52
Some college, no Assoc. or 4-yr degree 5.09
Associate degree 1.75
Bachelor's degree 2.81
Master's degree 0.95
Professional degree (such as DDS or JD) 0.13
Doctorate (such as PhD or EdD) 0.14
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This graph shows the number of people living below the poverty line in the United States among all people in 2017, by education. In 2017, about 2.81 million people with a Bachelor's degree were living below the poverty line in the United States.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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* 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.

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