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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

37 million

37.3 million people live below the official federal poverty level, which was $20,614 for a family of four in 2007. This number is up from 36.5 million in 2006.

The number of people who are poor by the official government standards is more than to the combined populations of Iowa, Connecticut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Colorado, New Hampshire and Idaho.

Almost half of all Americans will have experienced poverty for a year or more at some point in their lives by the time they reach age 60.2

-Catholic Charities USA

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