Federal Statistics on Poverty


Percentage of children living in poverty (1980-1998)


Percentage of families living below poverty level


Percentage of people in U.S. living in poverty


Median incomes (1997)


Poverty rates among adults


Poverty rates in U. S. (1998)


Hunger statistics U.S.


Median incomes by groups (1980-1997)


Poverty thresholds (1990-1999)


Median incomes according to educational attainment and gender (1997)


Poverty rates among the working poor, by racial group and gender (1998)


Works Cited


All the above government statistics accessed through Lexis-Nexis <http://web.lexis-  nexis.com/universe> 10 Feb 2001.