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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* 118,952 100.00% 140,650 100.00%
In Poverty 16,671 14.01% 19,455 13.83%
Not in Poverty 102,281 85.99% 121,195 86.17%
11 Years and Under 22,187 18.65% 24,115 17.15%
In Poverty 4,480 3.77% 4,914 3.49%
Not in Poverty 17,707 14.89% 19,201 13.65%
12 to 17 Years 10,616 8.92% 12,719 9.04%
In Poverty 1,745 1.47% 2,200 1.56%
Not in Poverty 8,871 7.46% 10,519 7.48%
18 to 64 Years 72,851 61.24% 85,958 61.11%
In Poverty 7,984 6.71% 10,104 7.18%
Not in Poverty 64,867 54.53% 75,854 53.93%
65 Years and Above 13,298 11.18% 17,858 12.70%
In Poverty 2,462 2.07% 2,237 1.59%
Not in Poverty 10,836 9.11% 15,621 11.11%

* 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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