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Population experiencing poverty in Wisconsin

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Definition and Source



These data represent the number and percent of people experiencing poverty. The percentage is the total number of people experiencing poverty, divided by the population for which poverty status is known. These data are five-year averages.

The U.S. Census Bureau website has information on federal poverty thresholds by year, showing the income level below which people are considered to be experiencing poverty for various family sizes each year.

Data Source

These data are five-year estimates from the American Community Survey, Table S1701, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months.

Last Updated

December 2023