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Poverty in the US

By 2030, UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, No Poverty, aims to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce the proportion of people living below a country’s national poverty line by at least half. This includes increasing access to decent wages, health insurance, retirement programs, and other social services, as well as basic services like drinking water and electricity. It also requires addressing the negative economic impacts of natural disasters and other emergencies to prevent more people from falling into poverty.

As of 2019, over 39 million people live below the poverty line in the US, or less than $35 per day, including nearly 11 million children(1 in 7 kids).

Over 1% (3.9 million people) qualify under the global extreme poverty threshold of $1.90 per day. Poverty in the U.S. can be linked with a range of other issues, including affordable housing, food insecurity, childcare, health care, and education.

Use the tool below to view poverty-related indicators nationally or by state, as well as an overview of the more than 77,800 nonprofits organizations that work on addressing related issues in the US. You can also discover 130 products and services in our Tech for Good Directory addressing homelessness, food insecurity, and other key areas of poverty alleviation.

Poverty and Homelessness in the US
Darker color means more people living in poverty in a state. Click on any state to see details on this and other indicators.
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Population Living in Poverty
UN SDG 1 Nonprofit Landscape
(based on IRS forms 990 and 990EZ)
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Housing Orgs & Shelters
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Human & Other Service Orgs
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Related Nonprofits
Below is a preview of the more than 77,000 organizations working on challenges related to poverty in the US. Click on any organization to see more details including its NTEE Code, EIN, Annual Revenue and Impact Area. Contact Us to license the full list of organizations.
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Interactive charts sources:

  • Homelessness: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness – 2020
  • Poverty: GC Insights analysis of U.S. Census Bureau
  • Nonprofit-related data: GC Insights analysis of over 600,000 forms 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service -IRS 2018-2020

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