The poverty rate for the United States as a
whole was 15.9% in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available.
The Poverty Rate has increased steadily between 2005 and 2012.
These rates increased at different rates across race between 2007 and 2012.
The Median Income for Full-Time/Year Round workers varied across race in 2012.
Youth Poverty (< 18 years of age) has increased since 2007, but Black, Hispanic, and American Indian youth still suffer elevated rates of poverty.
The same holds true for minority children below age 5.