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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* 3,261 100.00% 3,103 100.00%
In Poverty 575 17.63% 545 17.56%
Not in Poverty 2,686 82.37% 2,558 82.44%
11 Years and Under 558 17.11% 534 17.21%
In Poverty 119 3.65% 144 4.64%
Not in Poverty 439 13.46% 390 12.57%
12 to 17 Years 336 10.30% 326 10.51%
In Poverty 70 2.15% 52 1.68%
Not in Poverty 266 8.16% 274 8.83%
18 to 64 Years 1,771 54.31% 1,679 54.11%
In Poverty 306 9.38% 292 9.41%
Not in Poverty 1,465 44.92% 1,387 44.70%
65 Years and Above 596 18.28% 564 18.18%
In Poverty 80 2.45% 57 1.84%
Not in Poverty 516 15.82% 507 16.34%

* 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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