Household Economic Status

This map shows percentage of people below the poverty level in each census tract. 


  • On average, 11% of the population in the block groups are living below the poverty level (defined below). Most of them are clustered in the City of Boston.
  • School poverty rate is correlated with the household poverty level.

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Definition: Percentage of people below the poverty level, for those people whom the poverty status has been determined. Calculated by dividing the population with an income below poverty level, reported in the past 12 months, divided by the total population for whom poverty status has been determined.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010-2014 5-year estimates

Footnote: NA coded as 0

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