Monday, March 21, 2011

Poor Demographics

Percent distribution of the poverty population by race and Hispanic origin...

Non-Hispanic whites: 43%
Hispanics: 28%
Blacks: 24%

Source: Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey


Mike Spalding said...

How does this compare with the populations of these subgroups. The interesting number might be percentage of each group that is below the poverty line.

Cheryl Russell said...

Percentage who are poor (poverty rate) by race and Hispanic origin:

Blacks: 25.9%
Hispanics: 25.3%
Non-Hispanic whites, 9.4%

Source: Bureau of the Census, rates for 2009 (the latest available)