Number of poor white, non-Hispanic families in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of white families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were about 3.15 million white, non-Hispanic families living below the poverty level in the United States.
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing, and shelter.

Number of white families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018

Number of white families in thousands
20183,153
20173,233
20163,406
20153,460
20143,927
20133,717
20123,835
20113,955
20103,880
20093,797
20083,383
20073,184
20063,372
20053,285
20043,505
20033,270
20023,208
20013,051
20002,896
19992,953
19983,264
19973,357
19963,433
19953,384
19943,833
19933,988
19923,840
19913,719
19903,442
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

White alone, not Hispanic - with and without children under 18 years.
The Census Bureau defines a family as follows: "A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family."
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter.
Further information regarding the poverty threshold can be accessed here.

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