Between 2007 and 2010, Deep Poverty Increased In 40 States

According to Census data released today that was analyzed by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “deep poverty — that is, the share of the population with incomes below half the poverty line — rose by a statistically significant amount in 40 states (including the District of Columbia) from 2007 to 2010 and fell in none”:

Half of the poverty line is an income of $5,570 for an individual or $11,157 for a family of four.