The number of individuals with income below the federal poverty level divided by the total number of individuals with known income, expressed as a percentage.
Poverty and poor health are inextricably linked. While on the surface poverty is often defined as a lack of income or assets, in the day-to-day lives of the very poor, poverty becomes a network of disadvantages, each one exacerbating the others. The result is people who lack access to education, health care, adequate housing, proper sanitation, and good nutrition. They are the most vulnerable to disasters, armed conflict, and systems of political and economic oppression. These conditions often carry with them dysfunctional family and societal relationships and low self-esteem.
In 2019, the percentage of Individuals below poverty level in Alachua County was 21.4 compared to Florida at 14. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the percentage of Individuals below poverty level is less in about three quarters of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Individuals below poverty level, Percent, 2019
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Individuals below poverty level, Percentage of Census Population for Whom Poverty Status is Determined, Single Year