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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* 13,364 100.00% 12,163 100.00%
In Poverty 1,788 13.38% 1,331 10.94%
Not in Poverty 11,576 86.62% 10,832 89.06%
11 Years and Under 2,559 19.15% 1,812 14.90%
In Poverty 503 3.76% 268 2.20%
Not in Poverty 2,056 15.38% 1,544 12.69%
12 to 17 Years 1,207 9.03% 1,245 10.24%
In Poverty 206 1.54% 116 0.95%
Not in Poverty 1,001 7.49% 1,129 9.28%
18 to 64 Years 7,224 54.06% 6,880 56.56%
In Poverty 794 5.94% 752 6.18%
Not in Poverty 6,430 48.11% 6,128 50.38%
65 Years and Above 2,374 17.76% 2,226 18.30%
In Poverty 285 2.13% 195 1.60%
Not in Poverty 2,089 15.63% 2,031 16.70%

* 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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