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Table 6 Poverty rates and gaps for different demographic groups under different median rent index adjustments, US—2015–2017

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

Demographic group No adjustment 50% of adjustment Full adjustment 150% of adjustment
Adult 16.5% 14.5% 12.5% 10.8%
Child 19.4% 16.8% 14.3% 12.0%
Elder 16.9% 14.6% 12.4% 10.6%
Child–Adult 2.9% 2.3% 1.8% 1.2%
Elder–Adult 0.4% 0.1% − 0.1% − 0.2%
Non-Hispanic White 14.8% 13.0% 11.1% 9.5%
Non-Hispanic Black 32.6% 28.5% 24.2% 19.6%
Latino 22.5% 19.2% 16.8% 15.2%
Black–White 17.8% 15.6% 13.1% 10.2%
Latino–White 7.7% 6.2% 5.8% 5.7%
Citizen 17.1% 15.0% 12.8% 10.9%
Foreign 19.6% 17.1% 14.9% 13.6%
Foreign–citizen 2.4% 2.1% 2.0% 2.7%
Head of SPM unit is     
 Married 10.7% 9.3% 7.9% 6.7%
 Single 35.5% 32.3% 28.5% 24.8%
 Cohabiting 18.8% 16.0% 13.0% 11.2%
 Single–married 24.7% 23.0% 20.6% 18.0%
 Cohabiting–married 8.1% 6.7% 5.0% 4.5%
Observations 16,312 14,304 12,329 10,647
Weighted population 7,188,066 6,296,081 5,386,470 4,608,813
  1. Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) 2016–2018