About the National Data
Baseline: 11.8 percent of persons were living below the poverty threshold in 2018
Target: 8.0 percent
The poverty level is based on money income and does not include noncash benefits, such as food stamps. Poverty thresholds reflect family size and composition and are adjusted each year using the annual average Consumer Price Index level. In 2018, the poverty threshold for a two-parent, two-child family was $25,465.
1. Because Healthy People 2030 objectives have a desired direction (e.g., increase or decrease), the confidence level of a one-sided prediction interval can be used as an indication of how likely a target will be to achieve based on the historical data and fitted trend.