In 2014, the nation’s official poverty rate was 15%. Poverty rates by nativity ranged from 14% to 19%.
The poverty rates by nativity were
- 14% for native born
- 19% for the foreign born (naturalized and non-citizens)
Another way to think about the relationship between poverty and nativity is to look at how the distribution of people in poverty by place of birth compares to that of the population as a whole.
DeNavas-Walt, Carmen and Bernadette D. Proctor, Income, and Poverty in the United States: 2014 U.S. Census Bureau. Current Population Reports P60-252, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 2015. (PDF) Accessed 10/15/2015