Poverty thresholds are the income amounts used by the U.S. Census Bureau to determine a household’s
poverty status. In 2019, the poverty threshold for an individual was $13,300 for those under age 65 and $12,261 for those 65 and older.
For a family of four with two children under age 18, the poverty threshold was $25,926.
KEY FACT: 11.3% of our region is below the federal poverty level. That translates to 245,500 people.