DEEP POVERTY IN AMERICA
Millions of people in America live in deep poverty, meaning their households make less than 50 percent of the poverty threshold in income. Employing the comprehensive measure of poverty and income currently used reveals that, over the past 20 years, deep poverty rates have risen significantly and public benefits have increasingly failed to reach those with the most dire need. Explore our interactive maps and charts to discover how households experience poverty across the United States.
Experience a snapshot of the people and places affected by deep poverty in post-Recession America.
New analysis of the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) and deep poverty rates across demographic groups, states, and the 36 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).