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Federal Poverty Guidelines 2011

The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published the 2011 federal poverty guidelines on January 20, 2011 in the Federal Register.

2011 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Persons in Family 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii
1 $10,890 $13,600 $12,540
2 14,710 18,380 16,930
3 18,530 23,160 21,320
4 22,350 27,940 25,710
5 26,170 32,720 30,100
6 29,990 37,500 34,490
7 33,810 42,280 38,880
8 37,630 47,060 43,270
For each additional person, add 3,820 4,780 4,390

SOURCE: Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 13, January 20, 2011, pp. 3637-3638

American Community Survey 2006-2008

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual demographic survey of the United States. The ACS is sent to about 3 million US households each year. 3 million households is a statistically small number, so the Census Bureau has to combine ACS data for different years to generate demographic estimates (i.e. the estimates below use data from ACS 2006, ACS 2007 and ACS 2008).

By combining 3 years of ACS data, the Census Bureau is able to produce estimates for geographic areas with populations of 20,000 persons or more. As of today, ACS estimates for geographic areas with populations less than 20,000 persons do not exist. However, the ACS 5 year estimates will combine data for 5 years and will produce estimates for geographic areas with populations less than 20,000 persons or down to the Census block. The ACS 5 year estimates are scheduled to be released in December 2010.

Income Figures in the Past 12 Months (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars)

Median Household Income Per Capita Income All Families Below Poverty Level
Estimate ($) Error ($) Estimate ($) Error ($) Estimate (%) Error (%)
San Antonio city 42,731 +/-585 21,447 +/-324 14.50 +/-0.6
Bexar County 45,792 +/-538 22,537 +/-257 13.00 +/-0.5
Texas 49,078 +/-190 24,709 +/-80 12.80 +/-0.2

Sources: 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates

Census 2000

Poverty data in the Census 2000 were collected in 1999.

Census Geographies 1 Total: Population for whom poverty status is determined Population with Income in 1999 below poverty level (%)
Block Groups
48-29-171300-1 1,538 39.7
48-29-171300-3 592 29.6
48-29-171300-4 1,254 42.3
48-29-171300-6 1,240 23.2
48-29-171400-1 2,146 19.9
48-29-171400-3 2,608 47.0
48-29-171400-4 1,315 31.3
48-29-171700-7 0 0.0
48-29-171902-1 2,851 9.5
48-29-171911-4 6,944 5.5
48-29-180504-1 0 0.0
48-29-180504-2 1,827 27.1
48-29-180504-3 1,983 27.6
48-29-181602-1 816 25.0
48-29-181602-4 2,038 24.1
48-29-181706-1 1,829 11.8
Tracts
48-29-171300 6,761 30.6
48-29-171400 7,015 32.9
48-29-171700 7,273 19.8
48-29-171902 2,851 9.5
48-29-171911 12,547 6.0
48-29-180504 3,810 27.4
48-29-181602 5,825 20.6
48-29-181706 6,108 8.5
Places
San Antonio city
Texas
1,122,736 17.3
Counties
Bexar County
Texas
1,359,271 15.9
States
Texas 20,287,300 15.4

Source: U.S. Census 2000 SF3 Table P87
1 Small area Census geographies are named by their FIPS codes (State FIPS-County FIPS-Tract FIPS & Block group FIPS).

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Benefits Recipients

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program, as of October 1, 2008. The SNAP benefits data represent the number of participants in the SNAP for each state, county and the District of Columbia.

July 2002 July 2003 July 2004 July 2005 July 2006 July 2007
Bexar County
Texas
133,312 165,265 178,410 183,571 187,985 191,240
Texas 1,755,362 2,190,003 2,405,046 2,467,599 2,410,814 2,456,223

Source: Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: County SNAP benefits data

Citations

  • "Delayed Update of the HHS Poverty Guidelines for the Remainder of 2010," 75 Federal Register 148 (3 August 2010), pp. 45628-45629.
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2006-2008 American Community Survey 3 year estimates. Washington: The Bureau, 2010.
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census.Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: County SNAP benefits data. Washington: The Bureau, 2010
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census. Census 2000: Summary File 3. Washington: The Bureau, 2010.

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