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: 2019 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. In 2019, for example, a two adult, two child household below the 100% poverty threshold had an annual income below $25,926, below the 185% poverty threshold if less than $47,963 in annual income, and below the 200% poverty threshold if less than $51,853 in annual income for a two adult, two child household. Return to Poverty & Income to learn more.