A family of two adults and two children is considered to be living in poverty if their annual income falls below $22,113, according to the 2010 federal standard. The standard does not vary geographically, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Census data for North Carolina shows that 15.5 percent of the state’s population was living below the poverty level from 2006 to 2010. Nationally, 13.8 percent of the population was below the poverty level during the same period.
For more detailed Census information for North Carolina, visit http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37000.html.
For more information on how the poverty level is calculated, visit http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/meta/long_PVY020210.htm.
Date posted: July 26, 2012
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