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 Benewah residents, the overall poverty rate . . .
- was 15.4 percent in 2019, 14.1 percent in 1999, and 16.3 percent in 1989.
- was 15.4 percent compared to 11.0 percent in Idaho in 2019.
- ranked 3rd - from highest to lowest - out of the 44 counties in 2019.