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Table B-2. Weighted average poverty thresholds, by household size: Selected years, 19902009
Household size
[In current dollars]
Year 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 or more

1990 $8,509 $10,419 $13,359 $15,792 $17,839 $20,241 $22,582 $26,848
1995 9,933 12,158 15,569 18,408 20,804 23,552 26,237 31,280
2000 11,239 13,738 17,603 20,819 23,528 26,754 29,701 35,060
2001 11,569 14,128 18,104 21,405 24,195 27,517 30,627 36,286
2002 11,756 14,348 18,392 21,744 24,576 28,001 30,907 37,062
2003 12,015 14,680 18,810 22,245 25,122 28,544 31,589 37,656
2004 12.334 15,067 19,307 22,831 25,788 29,236 32,641 39,048
2005 12,755 15,577 19,971 23,613 26,683 30,249 33,610 40,288
2006 13,167 16,079 20,614 24,382 27,560 31,205 34,774 41,499
2007 13,542 16,537 21,201 21,201 28,345 32,094 35,764 42,681
2008 14,051 17,163 22,025 26,049 29,456 33,529 37,220 44,346
2009 13,991 17,098 21,954 25,991 29,405 33,372 37,252 44,366

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS). Retrieved March 9, 2011 from http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/threshld/index.html.
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