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Poverty rate by age, New York City

Poverty rate by age, New York City

Source: American Community Survey (accessed via American Fact Finder)

Interpretation of NYC example

In 2016, about 18.4 percent of senior New Yorkers were below the poverty line, about the same rate as the senior population overall (18.9 percent).

How to construct

This data is downloaded from American Fact Finder. Specifically, data is obtained for New York City from TABLE DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS for the one-year ACS estimates for 2006 and 2016. The poverty rate for the total population is listed under “All people” in the “PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES AND PEOPLE WHOSE INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS IS BELOW THE POVERTY LEVEL” section; the senior poverty rate is listed under “65 years and over” in the same section.

Figure notes

Data are shown for one specific area (New York City in this case). The data are displayed in a column chart with two columns each representing the poverty rate among seniors the overall population in New York City.

See also:
Rent burdened households by age, New York City
Households by senior status, New York City
Senior housing, New York City

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