United States Government Information

Guide to U.S. Federal government information and data

Defining Poverty

 Major sources of poverty data are available from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and from the U.S. Census Bureau.   However, the DHHS and Census measurements and definitions are not identical.  Make sure your terms and sources are clearly defined. 

Census Data Gem: How to Access Poverty Data Table and Reports (7 minutes)

Sources of U.S. Poverty Data

Government Reports on Poverty