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Population Profiles

  1. Child Beneficiaries
    & Poverty
  2. Marital Status
    & Poverty
  3. Never
    Beneficiaries
  4. Taxable Maximum
    Earners
  5. Veteran
    Beneficiaries

Chart Description - Marital Status & Poverty

Released: March 2015
Next expected update: Winter 2017
Poverty rates of persons aged 65 or older, by marital status and sex, 2012
Marital status Percentage below 100% of poverty
Both sexes Men Women
All 9.1 6.6 11.0
Married 4.4 4.5 4.3
Widowed 13.6 10.1 14.5
Divorced 15.2 12.2 17.1
Never married 19.8 15.7 23.2