Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Carolina (1.52M out of 9.88M 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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