Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Hanover County, NC (37.6k out of 217k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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