U.S. Poverty: A 10-Year Look

In 2010, the official poverty rate in the United States was 15.1%, with 46.2 million people living in poverty. That is the largest number of people living in poverty in the 52 years for which the poverty rate has been published.

Below is an interactive chart that offers a look at the growth of the poverty rate in the past 10 years.

Last modified: October 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm