Demographic and Social Characteristics of Persons in Poverty: 2015

Source: Joseph Dalaker, Gene Falk, Maggie McCarty, Congressional Research Service (CRS), CRS Report, R44698, November 30, 2016

This report provides a snapshot of the characteristics of the poor in the United States in 2015. It shows that people from families whose income falls below the federal poverty thresholds represent a diverse subset of the overall population….