Demographic characteristics of the poor versus those of the overall population, 2013

Total population Population below poverty line
Age
Under 18 23.5% 32.3%
18–64 62.3% 58.3%
Over 65 14.2% 9.3%
Gender
Male 49.0% 44.4%
Female 51.0% 55.6%
Race
White 62.4% 41.5%
Black 13.0% 24.4%
Hispanic 17.3% 28.1%
Asian 5.5% 3.9%
Other 1.9% 2.1%
Families
Married couple 73.5% 38.1%
Single dads 7.8% 11.0%
Single moms 18.7% 50.9%

 

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2013

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