Poverty rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1959-2013

Percent poor

Line graph with 4 lines and 55 points per line.

Line 1, Metro (CPS)*.
Point 1, 1959 is 15.3.
Point 2, 1960 is 14.7.
Point 3, 1961 is 14.1.
Point 4, 1962 is 13.6.
Point 5, 1963 is 13.
Point 6, 1964 is 12.4.
Point 7, 1965 is 11.8.
Point 8, 1966 is 11.2.
Point 9, 1967 is 10.7.
Point 10, 1968 is 10.1.
Point 11, 1969 is 9.5.
Point 12, 1970 is 10.
Point 13, 1971 is 10.4.
Point 14, 1972 is 10.3.
Point 15, 1973 is 9.7.
Point 16, 1974 is 10.2.
Point 17, 1975 is 10.8.
Point 18, 1976 is 10.7.
Point 19, 1977 is 10.4.
Point 20, 1978 is 10.4.
Point 21, 1979 is 10.7.
Point 22, 1980 is 11.9.
Point 23, 1981 is 12.6.
Point 24, 1982 is 13.7.
Point 25, 1983 is 13.8.
Point 26, 1984 is 13.3.
Point 27, 1985 is 12.7.
Point 28, 1986 is 12.3.
Point 29, 1987 is 12.5.
Point 30, 1988 is 12.2.
Point 31, 1989 is 12.
Point 32, 1990 is 12.7.
Point 33, 1991 is 13.7.
Point 34, 1992 is 14.2.
Point 35, 1993 is 14.6.
Point 36, 1994 is 14.2.
Point 37, 1995 is 13.4.
Point 38, 1996 is 13.2.
Point 39, 1997 is 12.6.
Point 40, 1998 is 12.3.
Point 41, 1999 is 11.2.
Point 42, 2000 is 10.8.
Point 43, 2001 is 11.1.
Point 44, 2002 is 11.6.
Point 45, 2003 is 12.1.
Point 46, 2004 is 12.3.
Point 47, 2005 is 12.2.
Point 48, 2006 is 11.8.
Point 49, 2007 is 11.9.
Point 50, 2008 is 12.9.
Point 51, 2009 is 13.9.
Point 52, 2010 is 14.9.
Point 53, 2011 is 14.6.
Point 54, 2012 is 14.5.
Line 2, Nonmetro (CPS)*.
Point 1, 1959 is 33.2.
Point 2, 1960 is 31.7.
Point 3, 1961 is 30.1.
Point 4, 1962 is 28.6.
Point 5, 1963 is 27.1.
Point 6, 1964 is 25.6.
Point 7, 1965 is 24.
Point 8, 1966 is 22.5.
Point 9, 1967 is 21.
Point 10, 1968 is 19.4.
Point 11, 1969 is 17.9.
Point 12, 1970 is 17.6.
Point 13, 1971 is 17.2.
Point 14, 1972 is 15.3.
Point 15, 1973 is 14.
Point 16, 1974 is 14.4.
Point 17, 1975 is 15.4.
Point 18, 1976 is 14.
Point 19, 1977 is 13.9.
Point 20, 1978 is 13.5.
Point 21, 1979 is 13.7.
Point 22, 1980 is 15.4.
Point 23, 1981 is 17.
Point 24, 1982 is 17.8.
Point 25, 1983 is 18.3.
Point 26, 1984 is 18.3.
Point 27, 1985 is 18.3.
Point 28, 1986 is 18.1.
Point 29, 1987 is 16.9.
Point 30, 1988 is 16.
Point 31, 1989 is 15.7.
Point 32, 1990 is 16.3.
Point 33, 1991 is 16.1.
Point 34, 1992 is 16.9.
Point 35, 1993 is 17.2.
Point 36, 1994 is 16.
Point 37, 1995 is 15.6.
Point 38, 1996 is 15.9.
Point 39, 1997 is 15.9.
Point 40, 1998 is 14.4.
Point 41, 1999 is 14.2.
Point 42, 2000 is 13.4.
Point 43, 2001 is 14.2.
Point 44, 2002 is 14.2.
Point 45, 2003 is 14.2.
Point 46, 2004 is 14.9.
Point 47, 2005 is 14.5.
Point 48, 2006 is 15.2.
Point 49, 2007 is 15.4.
Point 50, 2008 is 15.1.
Point 51, 2009 is 16.6.
Point 52, 2010 is 16.5.
Point 53, 2011 is 17.
Point 54, 2012 is 17.7.
Line 3, Metro (ACS)*.
Point 51, 2009 is 13.8.
Point 52, 2010 is 14.9.
Point 53, 2011 is 15.5.
Point 54, 2012 is 15.5.
Point 55, 2013 is 15.4.
Line 4, Nonmetro (ACS)*.
Point 51, 2009 is 17.2.
Point 52, 2010 is 17.7.
Point 53, 2011 is 18.3.
Point 54, 2012 is 18.2.
Point 55, 2013 is 18.4.

Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, and 2004. Metro and nonmetro rates are imputed for 1960-66, 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014. Source: Calculated by ERS using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey 1960-2013 and annual American Community Survey estimates for 2009-13. *CPS poverty status is based on family income in prior year and ACS poverty status is based on family income in the past 12 months.