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People 65+ Living Below Poverty Level

Shows the percentage of people who are below poverty, and are over 65 years of age. 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: 2008-2010
Value: 6.1







HP 2020

  • 3.9
  • 10.9
  • 18.3

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2008-2010 6.1
    2006-2010 12.6
    2007-2009 13
    2005-2009 15.1
    2006-2008 16.5
    2005-2007 20
    1999 19.111
    1989 22.4217
    1979 24.6164

Peer Counties

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

  • 6.1
    • 4.6
    • 10.6
    • 16.1
  • 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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