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Income Below Poverty Level (Santa Clara County, 2012)

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

  • 17.4% of African Americans in Santa Clara County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 18.8% of Latinos in Santa Clara County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 22.8% of Native American/Alaska Natives in Santa Clara County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • 8.3% of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Santa Clara County have an income below poverty level.
     
  • Latinos and Native Americans/Alaska Natives in Santa Clara County are roughly three times as likely to have an income below poverty level compared to Whites.

Santa Clara County, 2012

African American

Latino

Native
American/
Alaska
Native

Asian

White

Percent of Population Below Poverty Level

17.4%

18.8%

22.8%

8.3%

6.3%

Number of People Living Below Poverty Level

8,006

90,215

2,262

48,798

38,586

* 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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