Poverty Facts in your Neighborhood

Your Local Factfinder
With this tool you can find current facts and figures for your local region to complement the national statistics that appear in the Just Neighbors sessions. The local statistics will allow you to compare conditions in your area with the national averages. We have arranged the information by sessions.

The numbers and percentages of people and children in poverty; median income by household.
Find the self-sufficiency standards for your state or county (where available) by family size. Find out what the living wage would be.
Federal and state minimum wage and unemployment rates; the hours at minimum wage to reach the poverty level; annual earnings at full time minimum wage; and the numbers of people earning minimum wage.
Find your localFair Market Rents (FMRs); local renter's wage; the hours required at minimum wage to 'afford' a 2 BR apartment.
Compare unemployment rates, percentages of home ownership and hourly wage rates for whites, blacks and and hispanic both nationally and locally.
See how statistics for child poverty in your area compare with those for the nation as a whole.

What is poverty? The national poverty levels set by the Health and Human Services Administration are in the table below. (Most example families in Just Neighbors have four people.)

2015 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Persons in Family 48 States & DC Alaska Hawaii
1 $11,770 $14,720 $13,5500
2 $15,930 $19,920 $18,330
3 $20,090 $25,120 $23,110
4 $24,250 $30,320 $27,890
5 $28,410 $35,520 $32,670
6 $32,570 $40,720 $37,450
7 $36,730 $45,920 $42,230
8 $40,890 $51,120 $47,010
Add for each additional person $4,160 $5,200 $4,780