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Income Below Poverty Level (San Diego County, 2012)

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

  • 21.9% of African Americans in San Diego County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 20.7% of Latinos in San Diego County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 19.5% of Native American/Alaska Natives in San Diego County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 11.9% of Asians in San Diego County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • Native Americans, Latinos, and African Americans in San Diego County are all roughly twice as likely to have an income below poverty level as Whites.
     
  • 16.7% of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in San Diego County have an income below poverty level.

San Diego County, 2012

African American

Latino

Native
American/
Alaska
Native

Asian

Native
Hawaiian/
Pacific
Islander

White

Percent of Population Below Poverty Level

21.9%

20.7%

19.5%

11.9%

16.7%

11.0%

Number of People Living Below Poverty Level

33,001

206,233

4,094

40,915

2,282

160,497

* 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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