- The official poverty rate in the US for 2021 was 11.6%. There were 37.9 million individuals who are in poverty. The rate nor the number did not have any statistically significant difference with that of 2020.
- There was a decrease in the official poverty rates for individuals below 18 years old but increased for those who are 65 years and older.
- The other demographic groups discussed did not have significant changes in poverty rates between 2020 and 2021.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2021/demo/p60-273.html