Visualizing Poverty in California


The above visualizes poverty in California, by county with data from 2019. California's overall poverty is 11.8%, with poverty being highest in Kern and Imperial County(18.3% and 18.1%). Sacramento County, which contains California's capital Sacramento, has a poverty rate of 12.5%.


How Does the US Government Determine the Poverty Threshold?

According to the US Census Bureau's website, they consider 48 different thresholds, depending on a variety of factors including family size and age. For more information, see here


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