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Percentage of individuals living in poverty, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2003 -- Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
Indicator 1.6: Individuals, Families, and Children in Poverty

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Table 1.6a. Percentage of individuals living in poverty, by age group and race/ethnicity: 2003
Race/ethnicity Total Under 5 years 5-11 years 12-17 years 18-64 years 65-74 years 75 years and older
   Total 12.7 20.5 17.9 15.2 11.3 8.6 11.2
White 10.1 15.7 13.5 11.3 9.3 6.8 9.6
Black 24.7 39.4 34.6 29.5 20.2 20.1 25.9
Hispanic 21.9 31.3 28.7 25.0 18.4 18.8 23.1
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.7 11.0 13.0 15.2 11.1 12.2 13.4
AmericanIndian/Alaska Native 24.5 43.0 28.1 27.6 21.5 21.0 24.2
NOTE: To define poverty, the U.S. Census Bureau utilizes a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition. A family, along with each individual in it, is considered poor if the family's total income is less than that family's threshold. The poverty thresholds do not vary geographically and are updated annually for inflation using the Consumer Price Index. The official poverty definition counts money income before taxes and does not include capital gains and noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps). Race groups include persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, unpublished data, 2003.

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