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Income Below Poverty Level (Sacramento County, 2012)

Percent of people with incomes in 2012 below poverty level in Sacramento County, by race/ethnicity.

  • African Americans, Latinos, and Native American/Alaska Natives in Sacramento County are all more than twice as likely as Whites to have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 29.6% of African Americans in Sacramento County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 24.5% of Native American/Alaska Natives in Sacramento County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 17.3% of Asians in Sacramento County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 27.3% of Latinos in Sacramento have incomes below poverty level.
     
  • 17.9% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Sacramento County have an income below poverty level.

Sacramento County, 2012

African American

Latino

Native
American/
Alaska
Native

Asian

Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander

White

Percent of Population Below Poverty Level

29.6%

27.3%

24.5%

17.3%

17.9%

11.9%

Number of People Living Below Poverty Level

40,684

84,071

3,179

36,100

2,591

80,550

* 2012 data. Federally established poverty thresholds include family income for two persons at $15,130, four persons at $23,050, and six persons at $38,720.

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