The poverty rate is the percentage of people living below the poverty level or “threshold.” Each year, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget establishes a series of poverty thresholds for different family sizes and ages of household heads.
Among Idaho residents, the overall poverty rate . . .
- was 12.6 percent in 2017, 11.8 percent in 1999, and 13.3 percent in 1989.
- was 12.6 percent compared to 13.4 percent in the U.S. in 2017.
- ranked 27th - from highest to lowest - out of the 50 states in 2017.