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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)
Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates for School Districts, Counties, and States

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program provides annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all school districts, counties, and states. The main objective of this program is to provide estimates of income and poverty for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. In addition to these federal programs, state and local programs use the income and poverty estimates for distributing funds and managing programs.

Frequency and Timespan: Mostly annual from 1989 to the present

Geographic Level of Coverage: States, counties and school disticts

Tables and maps are available online

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau.Model-based Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for School Districts, Counties, and States (Web Site) Accessed 2/14/2012

For additional information, see also our FAQs: How is poverty measured in the United States?, How does geography relate to poverty?, What do we know about the geographic concentration of poverty?

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