17.2% Poverty Rate in Hampden County, Massachusetts

Poverty Rate in Hampden County, Massachusetts

How does the Poverty Rate in Hampden County, Massachusetts compare to other counties in Massachusetts?

Massachusetts County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

17.3%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts who were born citizens of the United States is 17.3%.

16.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 16.5%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 414,115 residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts who were born citizens of the United States, 71,618 (17.3%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 6,697 (16.5%) of 40,536 residents of Hampden County, Massachusetts who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Hampden County, Massachusetts

The Poverty Rate in Hampden County is 17.2%.
Hampden County is in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Holland 4.8%

1,329

Holyoke 28.6%

39,244

Longmeadow 3.6%

15,147

Monson Center 8.1%

1,896

Agawam Town 9.4%

27,904

Chicopee 14.4%

54,968

Palmer Town 14.1%

12,100

Springfield 28.7%

149,391

Westfield 8.5%

38,114

West Springfield Town 12.1%

28,494

Wilbraham 5.9%

3,353

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2018 Massachusetts Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Massachusetts in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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