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Table 5 Effect of housing tenure and median rent index adjustments on drop in metro-nonmetro poverty rate—2015–2017

From: Why is Poverty Higher in Rural America According to the Supplemental Poverty Measure? An Investigation of the Geographic Adjustment

Adjustment Nonmetro Metro Gap
None    
 2016 18.2 13.3 4.9
 2017 17.7 12.8 4.9
 2018 17.8 13.0 4.9
Tenure and MRI    
 2016 13.2 14.5 − 1.4
 2017 12.8 14.1 − 1.3
 2018 12.7 14.1 − 1.4
Tenure only    
 2016 17.6 13.4 4.1
 2017 17.0 12.9 4.0
 2018 17.1 13.0 4.1
MRI only    
 2016 13.8 14.5 − 0.6
 2017 13.6 14.0 − 0.4
 2018 13.3 14.1 − 0.8
  1. Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) 2016–2018