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A poverty area is an area in which less than 20% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level. An extreme poverty area is an area in which less than 40% of the population is living below 100% of the federal poverty level.

Regions in spreadsheets (by year):

  • 2009, 2011-present: all
  • 2010: state, county township, municipality

Regions in PDFs (by year):

  • 2011-present: county, township

Source of data: Calculation based on data from U.S. Census Bureau.