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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* 24,438 100.00% 30,242 100.00%
In Poverty 6,523 26.69% 6,952 22.99%
Not in Poverty 17,915 73.31% 23,290 77.01%
11 Years and Under 5,739 23.48% 6,485 21.44%
In Poverty 2,051 8.39% 1,923 6.36%
Not in Poverty 3,688 15.09% 4,562 15.08%
12 to 17 Years 2,979 12.19% 3,526 11.66%
In Poverty 735 3.01% 1,099 3.63%
Not in Poverty 2,244 9.18% 2,427 8.03%
18 to 64 Years 12,515 51.21% 16,441 54.36%
In Poverty 3,215 13.16% 3,415 11.29%
Not in Poverty 9,300 38.06% 13,026 43.07%
65 Years and Above 3,205 13.11% 3,790 12.53%
In Poverty 522 2.14% 515 1.70%
Not in Poverty 2,683 10.98% 3,275 10.83%

* 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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