Regional Poverty Analysis

Poverty rates are typically higher in urban areas. 



Much of STCRPDB's region, particularly in Steuben County have poverty levels above the 2008 national average of 13.2%.  New York State's 2008 average poverty level was 14.2%.  While New York State was successful in lowering the poverty level in 1999 from 16.7% to 14.2%, The percentage of those living below the poverty level in New York State has stayed stagnant since. 


Weighted Average Poverty
Thresholds in 2008 by Size of Family
One person 10,991
Two people 14,051
Three people 17,163
Four people 22,025
Five people 26,049
Six people 29,456
Seven people 33,529
Eight people 37,220
Nine people or more 44,346
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.







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