Poverty rates by metro/nonmetro residence, 1959-2016

Percent poor

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Group 1, 1959
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 33.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 15.3.
Group 2,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 31.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.7.
Group 3,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 30.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.1.
Group 4,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 28.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.6.
Group 5,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 27.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.
Group 6,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 25.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.4.
Group 7,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 24.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.8.
Group 8,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 22.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.2.
Group 9,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 21.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 10,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 19.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.1.
Group 11, 1969
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 9.5.
Group 12,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.
Group 13,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 14,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.3.
Group 15,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 9.7.
Group 16,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.2.
Group 17,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.8.
Group 18,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 19,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 20,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.4.
Group 21, 1979
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.7.
Group 22,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.9.
Group 23,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.6.
Group 24,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.8.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.7.
Group 25,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.8.
Group 26,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.3.
Group 27,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.7.
Group 28,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 18.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 29,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.5.
Group 30,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.2.
Group 31, 1989
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.7.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.
Group 32,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.3.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.7.
Group 33,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.1.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.7.
Group 34,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.2.
Group 35,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 17.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.6.
Group 36,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 16.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 14.2.
Group 37,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.6.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.4.
Group 38,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 13.2.
Group 39,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.6.
Group 40,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 41, 1999
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.2.
Group 42,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 13.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 10.8.
Group 43,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.1.
Group 44,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.6.
Group 45,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.1.
Group 46,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.9.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.3.
Group 47,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 14.5.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 12.2.
Group 48,
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.2.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.8.
Group 49,
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 15.8.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 12.4.
Line 3, Nonmetro (CPS)* 15.4.
Line 4, Metro (CPS)* 11.9.
Group 50,
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 16.2.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 12.6.
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,
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,
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,
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,
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.4.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.4.
Group 56,
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 18.1.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 15.1.
Group 57,
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 17.2.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 14.3.
Group 58, 2016.
Line 1, Nonmetro (ACS)* 16.9.
Line 2, Metro (ACS)* 13.6.

Note: Metro status of some counties changed in 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014. Source: 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 2007-16. *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.