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U.S. Nationwide Poverty Stats 

for 2013 from the U.S. Census Bureau


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, poverty rates for 2013 are down from those of 2012!


2013 Summary:

- Decrease in poverty over 2012

- Nationwide 14.5% poverty rate, down from 15% in 2012

- 45.3 million people at or below the poverty line compared to 46.5 million in 2012

- Family poverty rate at 11.2% compared to 11.8% in 2012

- 30.6% of female single-parent families in poverty compared to 30.9% in 2012

- 5.8% of married couple families in poverty compared to 6.3% in 2012

- Poverty line for family of four is $23,834 compared to $23,492 in 2012

- Age 18 to 64 is 13.6% compared to 13.7% in 2012

- Age 65 and over is 9.5% compared to 9.1% in 2012

- Children under 18 is 19.9% compared to 21.8% in 2012



Updated - Most Recent Florida Poverty Stats


The newest poverty statistics for Florida (2013), and other states, have been posted online by the Economic Research Service of the USDA on Feb. 3, 2015. Click here and select the state for which you wish to view statistics.


Florida 2013 Summary:

- Poverty in Florida decreased slightly to 17.1% in 2013 compared to a statewide average of 17.2% in 2012.

- 24.8% of Florida's children in 2013 lived in poverty (ages 0 through 17) compared to 25.6% in 2012.

- ERS/USDA Florida Fact Sheet


Benevolence Support Services (BSS), LLC offers these online Charities & Social Services Directories as free services to all who find them useful. These directories are used primarily as quick look-up tools to match people's needs with services. They also serve as an excellent source to familiarize yourself with charities, agencies and other services available statewide and within your county.


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"I could say a prayer and just move on
Like nothing's wrong,
But I refuse.
Cause I don't want to live like I don't care.
I don't want to say another empty prayer.
Oh, I refuse!


- from the song I Refuse by Ben Glover & Josh Wilson


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% Poverty Rates
2011 2012 2013
Alachua 23.5 26.6 25.7
Baker 18.6 18.8 18.8
Bradford 23.1 23.1 21.8
Citrus 17.3 18.7 17.3

In Work




23.4 18.8
Dixie 25.2 27.3 27.1
Duval 17.7 18 17.1
Gilchrist 19.5 22 21.9
Levy 22 22.7 23.6
Marion 17.6 18.6 19.6
Putnam 27.9 25.7 26.9
Union 25.3 26.2 23.8

USDA Economic Research Service (2013)





Poverty Rates by State and Counties  -  ERS/USDA Fact Sheets  -  U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Stats 2010 , 2011, 2012, 2013


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