Indicator Report - Utah Population Characteristics: Poverty, All Persons
Why Is This Important?Poverty takes into account both income and family size, and has both immediate and long-lasting effects on health. Income provides an assessment of the financial resources available to individual persons or families for basic necessities (e.g., food, clothing, and health care) to maintain or improve their well-being. Persons living in poverty are worse off than persons in more affluent households for many of the indicators tracked by the Utah Department of Health.
Data NotesHispanic persons may be of any race. Persons in race categories are only those who selected a single race.
The U.S. Census Bureau poverty threshold averaged across 2007-2009 is $20,650 for a family of four.
Data from the 2007-2009 American Community Survey (ACS). These 3-year estimates are based on data collected from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2009.
From the ACS: Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as providing 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value.
Data SourcesAmerican Community Survey. U.S. Bureau of the Census.
DefinitionThe percentage of persons living in households whose income is at or below the federal poverty threshold.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 02/03/2014, Published on 02/18/2014