How many people are poor?
What is the current poverty rate?
In 2013, 45.3 million people in the United States lived in poverty.
The nation’s official poverty rate was 14.5% in 2013.
DeNavas-Walt, Carmen and Bernadette D. Proctor, Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013 U.S. Census Bureau. Current Population Reports P60-249 (PDF), U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2014. Accessed 9/19/2014
Number in Poverty and Poverty Rate: 1959 to 2013 (PDF) Accessed 9/16/2013