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Poverty DataSet ( Renewed on 07/17/2009 )

Name

Poverty

URL

poverty.tar.gz

poverty.zip

Dimensions

11

Records

492

Description

Income, Earnings, and Poverty From the 2005 American Community Survey, series ACS-01 and 2005 American Community Survey using American FactFinder; (accessed 9 January 2007).

 

Dimension Description

Income
"Total income" is the sum of the amounts reported separately for wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips; self-employment income from own nonfarm or farm businesses, including proprietorships and partnerships; interest, dividends, net rental income, royalty income, or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); any public assistance or welfare payments from the state or local welfare office; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and any other sources of income received regularly such as Veterans'' (VA) payments, unemployment compensation, child support, or alimony.

Median income
The median income divides the income distribution into two equal groups, one having incomes above the median, and other having incomes below the median.

Family
A group of two or more people who reside together and who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption.

Household
A household includes all the people who occupy a housing unit as their usual place of residence.

Poverty
Following the Office of Management and Budget''s (OMB''s) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to detect who is poor. If the total income for a family or unrelated individual falls below the relevant poverty threshold, then the family or unrelated individual is classified as being "below the poverty level."

Source

http://infochimps.org/datasets/household-income-family-income-per-capita-income-and-individuals