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POVERTY BY AGE

While they say little about economic ups and downs in the decade between Censuses, income and poverty data provide us with economic "snapshots" of an area at the time of enumeration that can in turn be compared with economic data gathered from earlier Censuses. Poverty status, as measured in this chart, is determined by Poverty Thresholds, which take into account a number of factors, including income and family size and structure. For example, the 2000 Poverty Threshold for a family of four in the continental United States with two related children was 17,463. However, Poverty Thresholds are misleading because they do not provide an accurate picture of what a “poor” family’s life is like. According to the National Center for Children in poverty, most families of four would have to make twice their assigned Poverty Threshold in order to provide their children with basic necessities, such as housing, food, and health care.

Poverty by Age, 1990 and 2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population* 10,039 100.00% 9,893 100.00%
In Poverty 4,575 45.57% 3,391 34.28%
Not in Poverty 5,464 54.43% 6,502 65.72%
11 Years and Under 2,190 21.81% 1,873 18.93%
In Poverty 1,288 12.83% 888 8.98%
Not in Poverty 902 8.98% 985 9.96%
12 to 17 Years 1,160 11.55% 1,025 10.36%
In Poverty 666 6.63% 390 3.94%
Not in Poverty 494 4.92% 635 6.42%
18 to 64 Years 5,139 51.19% 5,547 56.07%
In Poverty 1,903 18.96% 1,656 16.74%
Not in Poverty 3,236 32.23% 3,891 39.33%
65 Years and Above 1,550 15.44% 1,448 14.64%
In Poverty 718 7.15% 457 4.62%
Not in Poverty 832 8.29% 991 10.02%

* The total population is the population for which poverty status is determined. Therefore, the total in this table should not be expected to match the total population in the population growth topic.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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