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Persons in poverty in Alabama

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Definition and Source



The number of persons living below the federal poverty threshold, expressed as a percentage of the total population.

Data Source

Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Census Bureau Website,, Summary File 3, Tables PO87, P159A, P159B, and P159H, Released May, 2002; and U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website,, Tables S1701, B17001, B17001A, B17001B, and B17001I.


Different methodologies were used in producing base year versus current-year data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.

Last Updated

May 2024