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Needs Insecurity, College Affordability, College Students: Government Resources

Poverty Main – US Census Bureau

The Census Bureau provides poverty data from several household surveys and programs. Here you can find poverty estimates, learn about these surveys and programs, and get guidance on how to choose the right estimate for your needs.


The Census Bureau has created an infographic to explain "How Census Measures Poverty."

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - Poverty Guidelines

USDA Food Security