Number of poor Black families in the U.S. 1990-2018

This statistic shows the number of black families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, there were about 1.73 million black 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 black families in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2018

Number of poor black families in thousands
20181,730
20171,825
20161,893
20152,082
20142,265
20132,267
20122,327
20112,334
20102,311
20092,125
20082,055
20072,045
20062,007
20051,997
20042,035
20031,986
20021,923
20011,829
20001,686
19991,887
19981,981
19971,985
19962,206
19952,127
19942,212
19932,499
19922,484
19912,343
19902,193
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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

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."

Black alone - with and without children under 18 years.

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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