Household income is calculated using all sources of individual income, including all individuals residing together who are related. Median household income means that half of all households have a higher annual income and half are lower than the median income.
Source: 2014 American Community Survey.
Poverty is defined here by comparing a household’s annual income to a set of federal poverty thresholds, as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Both 100% and 185% thresholds are shown. In 2014, for example, a two adult, two child household below the 100% poverty threshold had an annual income below $24,008 (and below the 185% poverty threshold if less than $44,415 in annual income). Return to Poverty & Income to learn more.
Data on children without health insurance are available for both sexes combined from 2006-present only.
Due to a substantial change in methodology, the U.S. Census Bureau does not recommend comparing 2005-2007 data to 2008-onward.
When comparing county estimates, confidence intervals should be used with caution because the model-based estimates result in correlated percentages.
Note: County-level health insurance estimates come from the US Census Bureau's Small Area health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE), whereas data on Health Insurance: Facts & Figures comes from the Minnesota Health Access Survey. These two separate data sources are not directly comparable.