3.03 Poverty (3 of 3)

This page includes data from the U.S. Census Bureau on individuals in poverty by age and disability status. Disabilities include serious difficulty with hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, and independent living.


Children under age 15 with independent living difficulty and children under age 5 with cognitive, ambulatory, or self-care difficulties are not considered disabled. Child poverty data are based on Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, while the senior poverty data (ages 65 and older) and poverty data by disability status are based on American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Individuals for whom poverty status is determined include all people except those living in group quarters (i.e., institutionalized people, people in military barracks, and people in college dormitories) and unrelated individuals under age 15 (e.g., foster children).