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Westchester County, NY
Census 2000

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arrowheader.gif (142 bytes)   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999

Westchester's Poverty Rate - 9%

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The poverty data were derived from answers to the long-form questionnaire, the same questions used to derive income data. The Census Bureau uses the federal governmentís official poverty definition.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) developed the original poverty definition in 1964, which federal interagency committees subsequently revised in 1969 and 1980. The Office of Management and Budget ís (OMB) Directive 14 prescribes this definition as the official poverty measure for federal agencies to use in their statistical work.

To determine a person's poverty status, one compares the person's total family income with the poverty threshold appropriate for that person's family size and composition.  If the total income of that person's family is less than the threshold appropriate for that family, then the person is considered poor, together with every member of his or her family.   If a person is not living with anyone related by birth, marriage, or adoption, then the person's own income is compared with his or her poverty threshold.
(Source: US Census Bureau 2000)

     How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty
     Poverty Threshold Table For 1999

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TABLES

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arrowbullet.gif (123 bytes) POVERTY (1999) TABLES

bullet4.gif (302 bytes)Poverty Status by Age

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bullet4.gif (302 bytes)Ratio of Income to Poverty Level PDF  
bullet4.gif (302 bytes)Poverty Status of Families by Family Type by
    Presence of Related Children Under 18 Years Old
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bullet4.gif (302 bytes)Poverty Status for Persons 65 Years and Over PDF  

 

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
Last Revised - March 6, 2003

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