Changes in Population that is Poor
Characteristics197019801992
Total
Number of poor (add ,000) 25,42029,27236,880
Poverty population (%)12.613.014.5
Age Group (%)
Children (under age 18)15.118.321.9
Elderly (65 and over)24.615.712.9
Race‹Ethnicity (%)
Whites/Anglos9.910.211.6
African Americans 33.532.533.3
Hispanics24.325.729.3
Work Status (%)
Worked (age 16 up)40.640.3
Worked year-round full-time8.79.2

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Encyclopedia of Social Work, 19, pg 1870