Poverty rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1959-2014

Percent poor

Line Bar combo chart with 56 groups, 4 lines, and 0 bars per group.

Group 1, 1959.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 33.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 15.3.
Group 2, 1960.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 31.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.7.
Group 3, 1961.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 30.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.1.
Group 4, 1962.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 28.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.6.
Group 5, 1963.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 27.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.
Group 6, 1964.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 25.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.4.
Group 7, 1965.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 24.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.8.
Group 8, 1966.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 22.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.2.
Group 9, 1967.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 21.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 10, 1968.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 19.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.1.
Group 11, 1969.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 9.5.
Group 12, 1970.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.
Group 13, 1971.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 14, 1972.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.3.
Group 15, 1973.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 9.7.
Group 16, 1974.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.2.
Group 17, 1975.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.8.
Group 18, 1976.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 19, 1977.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 20, 1978.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 21, 1979.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 22, 1980.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.9.
Group 23, 1981.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.6.
Group 24, 1982.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.8.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.7.
Group 25, 1983.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.8.
Group 26, 1984.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.3.
Group 27, 1985.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.7.
Group 28, 1986.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 29, 1987.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.5.
Group 30, 1988.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.2.
Group 31, 1989.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.
Group 32, 1990.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.7.
Group 33, 1991.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.7.
Group 34, 1992.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.2.
Group 35, 1993.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.6.
Group 36, 1994.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.2.
Group 37, 1995.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.4.
Group 38, 1996.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.2.
Group 39, 1997.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.6.
Group 40, 1998.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 41, 1999.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.2.
Group 42, 2000.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.8.
Group 43, 2001.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.1.
Group 44, 2002.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.6.
Group 45, 2003.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.1.
Group 46, 2004.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 47, 2005.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.2.
Group 48, 2006.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.8.
Group 49, 2007.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.9.
Group 50, 2008.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* No data.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* No data.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.9.
Group 51, 2009.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 17.2.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 13.8.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.9.
Group 52, 2010.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 17.7.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 14.9.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.9.
Group 53, 2011.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.3.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.5.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.6.
Group 54, 2012.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.2.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.5.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.5.
Group 55, 2013.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.4.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.4.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* No data.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* No data.
Group 56, 2014.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.1.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.1.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* No data.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* No data.

Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014. Source: Calculated by USDA, Economic Research Service using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) 1960-2013 and annual American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2009-14. *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.