The U.S. poverty rate in 2019 was 10.5% (34 million Americans), down from 11.8% in 2018.

“The official poverty rate in 2019 was 10.5 percent, down 1.3 percentage points from 11.8 percent in 2018. This is the fifth consecutive annual decline in poverty. Since 2014, the poverty rate has fallen 4.3 percentage points, from 14.8 percent to 10.5 percent...In 2019, there were 34.0 million people in poverty, approximately 4.2 million fewer people than 2018.”

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