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Despite a sharp decline in the poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … rate for Americans age 65 and older since 1959—when one-third of older adults lived in poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … —a large number of older people are poor. In 2017, about 4.2 million people age 65 and older (about 9 percent) had an annual income below the Census Bureau’s poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … threshold. That same year, almost 15 million people age 65 and older (about 30 percent), had an annual income below 200 percent of the poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … threshold. In fact, although older adults are less likely than younger people to live in poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … , they are more likely than people age 18-64 to have an income below 200 percent of the poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … line. Among people 65 and older, women, people from historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups, and people living alone are more likely than others to live in poverty The federal government defines “poverty” as income below specific amounts that the Bureau of the Census establishes. These thresholds, known as federal poverty levels (FPL), are adjusted annually for inflation and vary according to family size and the age of the head of the family. … .

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