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 Jerome residents, the overall poverty rate . . .
- was 16.0 percent in 2016, 13.9 percent in 1999, and 15.9 percent in 1989.
- was 16.0 percent compared to 13.8 percent in Idaho in 2016.
- ranked 15th - from highest to lowest - out of the 44 counties in 2016.