Below 200% of the Poverty Line, Grand Rapids, MI 2000.

Narrative: The poverty status of families and unrelated individuals in 1999 was determined using 48 thresholds (income cutoffs) arranged in a two dimensional matrix. The matrix consists of family size (from 1 person to 9 or more people) cross-classified by presence and number of family members under 18 years old (from no children present to 8 or more children present). Unrelated individuals and 2-person families were further differentiated by the age of the reference person (RP) (under 65 years old and 65 years old and over). To determine a person's poverty status, one compares the person's total family income with the poverty threshold appropriate for that person's family size and composition (see table below). If the total income of that person's family is less than the threshold appropriate for that family, then the person is considered poor, together with every member of his or her family. If a person is not living with anyone related by birth, marriage, or adoption, then the person's own income is compared with his or her poverty threshold.

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Description: The population of individuals below 200% of the poverty line, Grand Rapids, MI represented as a percentage in census block groups for the 2000 U.S. Census.
Added/Updated: 1/2/2009
Timeframe: 1/1/2000 to 1/1/2000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Author: CRI--Community Research Institute
Data Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Data Series: Decennial Census, 2000
Original release date: 08/06/2002
Universe: Individuals in Kent County
Tags: poverty, income, U.S. Census, maps

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