Overall U.S. poverty rates for both individuals and families fell again in 2001. At 11.3%, the rate for individuals is the lowest since 1974. The family poverty rate of 8.6% is the lowest since the Census Bureau began calculating it in 1959.
Suggested citation: "Poverty," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 02-05, pp. 14-15, 05.01.2002.