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11.1
14.9
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Families Living Below Poverty Level

Value: 15.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Economy / Poverty
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of families living below the federal poverty level.
Why this is important: 
Federal poverty thresholds are set every year by the Census Bureau and vary by size of family and ages of family members. A high poverty rate is both a cause and a consequence of poor economic conditions. A high poverty rate indicates that local employment opportunities are not sufficient to provide for the local community. Through decreased buying power and decreased taxes, poverty is associated with lower quality schools and decreased business survival.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,143 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 13.5 2006-2010: 13.8 2007-2011: 14.6 2008-2012: 15.7

percent

Families Living Below Poverty Level by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 13.8 Asian: 9.8 Black or African American: 25.1 Hispanic or Latino: 16.0 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 30.3 Other: 17.7 Two or more races: 12.6 White, non-Hispanic: 5.7 Overall: 15.7

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Unit: percent
View the Legend

Families Living Below Poverty Level

Value: 15.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Miami-Dade
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Poverty
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of families living below the federal poverty level.
Why this is important: 
Federal poverty thresholds are set every year by the Census Bureau and vary by size of family and ages of family members. A high poverty rate is both a cause and a consequence of poor economic conditions. A high poverty rate indicates that local employment opportunities are not sufficient to provide for the local community. Through decreased buying power and decreased taxes, poverty is associated with lower quality schools and decreased business survival.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 13.5 2006-2010: 13.8 2007-2011: 14.6 2008-2012: 15.7

percent

Families Living Below Poverty Level by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 13.8 Asian: 9.8 Black or African American: 25.1 Hispanic or Latino: 16.0 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 30.3 Other: 17.7 Two or more races: 12.6 White, non-Hispanic: 5.7 Overall: 15.7

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