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detailed Asian groups with popula-tions o 750,000 or more, detailedNative Hawaiian and Other PaciicIslander groups with populationso 25,000 or more, and detailedHispanic groups with populationso 1 million or more.
ACS, 42.7 million people or14.3 percent o the U.S. popu-lation had income below thepoverty level.
poverty rates were or AmericanIndians and Alaska Natives (27.0percent) and Blacks or AricanAmericans (25.8 percent)
Paciic Islanders had a nationalpoverty rate o 17.6 percent.
poverty rates were higher orVietnamese (14.7 percent) andKoreans (15.0 percent), andlower or Filipinos (5.8 percent).
poverty rates ranged rom alow o 16.2 percent or Cubansto a high o 26.3 percent orDominicans.
o about 30 percent or moreor American Indians andAlaska Natives (Arizona, Maine,Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska,New Mexico, North Dakota,South Dakota, and Utah).
Poverty rates or Vietnamese andKoreans were not statistically dierent romone another.
-erty rates o about 10 percentor less (Connecticut, Delaware,Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada,New Hampshire, New Jersey,Virginia, and South Carolina).
-erty rate or Whites was 11.6percent, and most states (43) aswell as the District o Columbiahad poverty rates lower than14.0 percent or this group.The estimates contained in this
ACS. The ACS is conducted everymonth with income data collectedor the 12 months preceding theinterview. The 5-year estimates areperiod estimates. They representthe characteristics o the popula-tion and housing over the speciicdata collection period.
Understanding Race and Hispanic Origin Concepts
Individuals who responded to the question on race by indicating onlyone race are reerred to as the race-alone population or the group whoreported only one race category. The text and igures o this reportshow estimates or the race-alone population. Six categories make upthis population: White alone, Black or Arican American alone, AmericanIndian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Native Hawaiian and OtherPaciic Islander alone, and Some Other Race alone. Individuals whochose more than one o the six race categories are reerred to as theTwo or More Races population. All respondents who indicated morethan one race can be collapsed into the Two or More Races categorywhich, combined with the six race-alone categories, yields seven mutu-ally exclusive and exhaustive categories. Thus, the six race-alone cate-gories and the Two or More Races category sum to the total population.Hispanics may be o any race. For each race group, data in this reportinclude people who reported they were o Hispanic origin and peoplewho reported they were not Hispanic. Because Hispanics may be o any race, data in this report or Hispanics overlap with data or racegroups. For more inormation on the concepts o race and Hispanicorigin, see Humes, K., N. Jones, and R. Ramirez, “Overview o Raceand Hispanic Origin: 2010,” U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Bries,2011, available at <www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/bries/c2010br-02.pd>.See Census Bries and Reports, 2010 Census, at <www.census.gov/2010census/> or more inormation on the race and origin groupsdiscussed in this report.