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Percentage of Poor Households with Amenities

Created on July 18, 2011

Percentage of Poor Households with Amenities

Percentage of Poor Households with Amenities

 

25.0% Dishwasher

32.2% More than 2 TVs

38.2% Computer

48.6% Coffee maker

54.5% Cellular phone

63.7% Cable or satellite TV

78.3% Air conditioning

81.4% Microwave

99.6% Refrigerator

Note: Census officials define Americans as poor when family income falls below thresholds linked to family size. In 2009, a family of four was “poor” if annual cash income fell below $21,954.

 

amenities poor

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Residential Energy Consumption Survey, 2005.

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