Deep poverty (and deep child poverty) rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1976-2012

Percent poor

Line graph with 4 lines and 37 points per line.

Year Nonmetro Metro Nonmetro children Metro children
1976 4.6 3.1 6.5 4.5
1977 4.9 3.1 7.4 4.8
1978 4.5 3.4 6.6 5.5
1979 4.4 3.9 6.9 6.2
1980 4.9 4.5 7.4 7.6
1981 6.6 5.0 10.3 8.4
1982 7.2 5.9 11.3 10.4
1983 7.5 6.2 11.9 11.0
1984 no data no data no data no data
1985 8.1 5.4 13.0 9.4
1986 7.6 5.5 12.3 9.8
1987 7.1 5.7 12.2 10.5
1988 6.0 5.0 9.6 8.8
1989 5.6 4.6 9.2 7.9
1990 5.6 5.1 9.3 8.7
1991 5.6 5.6 9.0 10.0
1992 6.4 5.8 10.7 10.1
1993 6.2 6.1 10.0 10.2
1994 no data no data no data no data
1995 5.4 5.2 8.6 8.4
1996 5.8 5.3 9.6 8.8
1997 6.2 5.2 9.8 8.8
1998 5.0 5.2 7.8 8.2
1999 5.0 4.5 7.3 6.7
2000 4.9 4.3 7.7 6.2
2001 5.3 4.6 8.7 6.7
2002 5.2 4.9 7.6 6.8
2003 5.4 5.3 8.0 7.7
2004 no data no data no data no data
2005 6.1 5.3 9.1 7.5
2006 6.1 5.0 9.5 7.1
2007 6.0 5.1 9.4 7.5
2008 6.0 5.6 9.4 8.3
2009 6.7 6.2 10.3 9.1
2010 6.4 6.7 10.0 9.9
2011 7.1 6.5 12.0 9.5
2012 7.5 6.4 12.2 9.2


Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, and 2004. Metro and nonmetro rates are imputed for those years. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service using data from U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (March Supplements and 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplements).