Definition: National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example, rich nations generally employ more generous standards of poverty than poor nations.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Population below poverty line map
The Poverty Rate In America Has Been Going Nowhere For Decades
The Business Insider - 9/16/2014 11:26:03 AM
The US is the richest country in the history of the world. Despite this, poverty continues to be a long-running problem. The Census Bureau just released a report full of statistics on poverty and income in the US. Below is the overall poverty rate and ...
Census Bureau: Nation's poverty rate was 14.5 percent in 2013
Newsday - 9/16/2014 8:30:05 PM
There were 45.3 million Americans -- 14.5 percent of the population -- living at or below the poverty line last year, the U.S. Census Bureau ... dynamic was largely because of the growth in the country's population over the year. "It does take a larger ...
Poverty dropped but household incomes didn’t rise, Census Bureau says
Washington Post - 9/16/2014 11:47:32 AM
However, the number of people living at or below the poverty line, about 45 million, did not budge. The decline in the rate at a time of unchanging raw numbers was attributed to population growth. One in five children in the country are living in poverty ...
Census: 45 Million Americans Still Live In Poverty
The Daily Caller - 9/16/2014 1:42:04 PM
That’s more than the entire population ... the poverty rate was just 12.3 percent. The federal poverty level clocked in at $11,490 annual income per person in 2013, or $23,550 per four-person family — that’s 45 million people still living below ...
Half of India was below poverty line in 2010: ADB
Sify - 9/5/2014 8:54:28 AM
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its poverty line to $1.51 per person a day compared to $1.25 by the World Bank ... ADB's calculations implies almost half of India's population (47.7 per cent) was below the line in 2010. Both these estimates ...
Half Of India Was Below Poverty Line In 2010: ADB
Silicon India - 9/8/2014 8:15:07 AM
BANGALORE: According to Asian Development bank’s calculations, half of Indian population was Below Poverty Line in 2010. These revelations were based on its revised poverty line index to $1.51 per person per day from $1.25 set by the World Bank.
Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs
Los Angeles Times - 9/16/2014 2:17:51 PM
The decline in the poverty rate to 14.5% of the population from 15% in 2012 was driven by ... In 2012, about 46.5 million people were living below the poverty line. Median household income last year rose to $51,939, up only slightly from $51,759 the ...
Rural poverty on the rise in Zim
Zimbabwe Independent - 9/12/2014 7:48:53 AM
the World Food Programme (WFP) has said. In an overview on Zimbabwe, the WFP said 72% of the country’s population lives below the national poverty line or less than US$1,25 a day, while some 30% of the rural poor are considered to be “food poor” or ...
Poverty rates down but household incomes remain steady
thegazette.com - 9/16/2014 10:31:46 PM
The nation’s poverty ... below the poverty line in 2013, remaining stagnant for the third consecutive year. Census officials said population growth was the reason the poverty rate dipped but the number of Americans in poverty remained the same. The ...
Census: No big changes in poverty, income during 2013
The Valley Dispatch - 9/16/2014 5:59:46 PM
Massachusetts continued to lead the nation in the percentage of people receiving health insurance, and health coverage remained less prevalent for those with lower incomes, especially young and middle-aged adults, a population that does not qualify for ...
Top 10 Countries By Population Below Poverty Line
Jagran Josh - 8/8/2010 11:54:12 PM
National estimates of the percentage of the population falling below the poverty line are based on surveys of sub-groups, with the results weighted by the number of people in each group. Definitions of poverty vary considerably among nations. For example ...
Poverty Rate Dips For First Time Since 2006
Annenberg TV News - 9/17/2014 12:40:37 AM
While the economy continues to suffer, and many struggle to make ends meet, poverty in our country is ... under the poverty line has dropped from approximately 15 percent to 14.5 percent. The child poverty rate has dipped to just below 20 percent for ...
Census: Nearly 1 in 5 Children in U.S. in Poverty
youthtoday.org - 9/16/2014 4:55:20 PM
“As their numbers grow in the U.S. population, if their poverty continues at such high levels, the U.S. will be a poorer country, marked by more ... nearly 6.5 million children live below half the poverty line – or $9,500 in income for a family of ...
US Poverty Rate 14.5%, First Time Declines Since 2006
Eurasia Review - 9/16/2014 6:14:05 PM
The nation’s official poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15.0 percent in 2012. The 45.3 million people living at or below the poverty line in 2013 ... areas containing over 70% of the world’s population, analysis and news continues ...
EXCLUSIVE: Kwankwaso And His Presidential Bid – By Lawal Sani Malumfashi
Osun Defender - 9/10/2014 8:41:22 AM
Half of Northern Nigeria is sitting on extensive gas reserve, from Katsina to Osun is a whole gold belt, yet the country is one of the poorest in the world in terms of living standards – half of its population is below poverty level, no quality education ...