Families in Poverty
Number of poor families. Families are classified as above or below the poverty level by comparing their total income in the year prior to census date to a ''poverty threshold." The income thresholds for poverty vary by family size, number of
children, and age of the family householder. Poverty status is determined for all families. Poverty thresholds are computed on a national basis only. Poverty statistics were first included in a decennial census in 1970.
Sources: Federal Agency Data: Bureau of the Census - Census of Population and Housing
State Data Center of North Carolina, Summary File 3