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Poverty

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  • 1. POVERTY
  • 2.
    • Median Family Income $42,409
    • Average Yearly Income Per Worker $27,845
  • 3.
    • Minimum Wage: $5.85/hour = $12,168/year
    • PA Minimum Wage: $7.75/hour =
    • $16,120
  • 4.
    • The poverty line is:
    • $9,359 for 1 person
    • $11,569 for a family of 2
    • $14,480 for a family of 3
    • $18,800 for a family of 4
  • 5.
    • 12.6% of Americans live below the Poverty Level.
    • 10.9% of those in PA live below the Poverty Level
  • 6.
    • 10.7% of Americans live below the poverty line when such things as welfare and food stamps are taken into consideration
  • 7.
    • Most poor are white.
    • 7.5% of White people are poor.
    • 21.4% of Hispanic people are poor
    • 24.1% of Black people are poor
    • 25.9% of Native Americans are poor
  • 8.
    • 48% of all poor are white
    • 27% are black
    • 22% are Hispanic
  • 9.
    • 16.7% of all children are poor (66% of them are white)
  • 10.
    • 36% of those who live in poverty are children. Only 10 % of them are black and live in a city with a single mother.
  • 11.
    • 10% of those who live in poverty are senior citizens
  • 12.
    • 2/3 of all poor families have only 1 - 2 children.
  • 13.
    • 2/3 of all poor families have at least one family member who works.
  • 14.
    • 17.2% of rural Americans live in poverty.
    • 71% of rural poor are white.
  • 15.
    • 18.5 % of city dwellers live in poverty.
    • 50% of urban poor are white.
  • 16.
    • 9.7%of suburbanites live in poverty.
  • 17.
    • 10% of Snyder Countians live in Poverty.
  • 18.
    • In Selinsgrove, 13.65 % of all school-age children are poor.