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People Living Below Poverty Level

The percentage of people who are below poverty. People and families are classified as being in poverty if their income is less than their poverty threshold. If their income is less than half their poverty threshold, they are below 50% of poverty; less than the threshold itself, they are in poverty (below 100% of poverty); less than 1.25 times the threshold, below 125% of poverty, and so on. The greater the ratio of income to poverty, the more people fall under the category, because higher ratios include more people with higher incomes.

Measurement Period: 2011-2015
Value: 24.7

County

24.7

State

10

National

HP 2020

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  • 5.2
  • 15.2
  • 24.7

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2011-2015 24.7
    2010-2014 23.7
    2011-2013 27.1
    2009-2013 23.4
    2010-2012 21.2
    2008-2012 20.4
    2008-2010 14.2
    2006-2010 18.6
    2007-2009 17.1
    2005-2009 18.1
    2006-2008 19.6
    2005-2007 18.7
    1999 20.1351
    1989 16.0464
    1979 15.7249

Peer Counties

  • Peers included in this indicator: Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX;

  • 24.7
    • 19
    • 24
    • 28.1
  • Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics. Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.

    This county has 22 peer counties

    Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 73 were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age, Population Density

    All Peer Counties for Somerset

    Adair, KY; Clinton, KY; Hart, KY; Mason, KY; Russell, KY; Somerset, MD; Northampton, NC; Perquimans, NC; Warren, NC; Meigs, OH; Hardin, TN; Johnson, TN; Aransas, TX; Camp, TX; Lee, VA; Northampton, VA; Nottoway, VA; Prince Edward, VA; Barbour, WV; Lewis, WV; Taylor, WV; Upshur, WV; Wetzel, WV;

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