Weighted Average Poverty Thresholds by Size of Family Unit: 1960 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 688):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 18 rows and 47 columns.

For information on poverty thresholds, see summary below table. For more on poverty guidelines, see < >. For data collection changes over time, see < >


  1. Implementation of Census-2000-based population controls.
  2. Implementation of sample expansion by by 28,000 households.
  3. The 2004 data have been revised to reflect a correction to the weights in the 2005 ASEC.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.