Poverty: The Real Story

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February 14, 2018 — ¬†2017 Federal Poverty Numbers, National Average – 14.3% (poverty rate)

SNAP Data:

Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are White. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program.

Twenty-three million households and 47 million Americans received benefits on an average month in 2013; enrollment declined slightly to 22 million households and 46 million individuals in 2014. Three-quarters of those households included a child, an elderly person or someone with a disability. The average monthly benefit per household was $274 in 2013 and $256 last year.

Poverty Data:

  • There are roughly 37,685,848 million Blacks in the US and 22% (7,537,170) of them live below the Federal Poverty Guideline listed below.
  • There are roughly 196,817,552 million Whites in the US and 9% (17,713,580) of them live below the Federal Poverty Guideline listed below.
  • There are roughly 50,477,594 million Hispanics in the US and 20% (10,095,519) of them live below the Federal Poverty Guideline listed below.

Federal Poverty Guideline
Family Size, – Income Amount
1 – $12,060
2 – $16,240
3 – $20,420
4 – $24,600

source: U.S. Census Bureau, Kaiser Family Foundation, University of California