Poverty

Washington’s overall poverty rate has increased during the post-recession years, remaining persistently high through 2013, with a slight drop in 2014. Still, nearly one in seven Washingtonians lived below the federal poverty level in 2014 – with income less than $23,850 for a family of four. Rates are higher than in 2008 for those earning near-poverty incomes, as well, with more than one in five Washingtonians earning incomes below 150% of the poverty level. Since 2010, three in ten Washingtonians have earned less than 200% of the federal poverty level.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey
Updated 11/18/2015

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