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Family income as a percentage of the poverty line, continuous

POVLEV is 4 columns wide with 2 implied decimals.

10.00: Top code for ratio of family income to federal poverty line of 10 or more


For sample adults and sample children, POVLEV reports the ratio of family income to the federal poverty line.

The ratio of family income to the federal poverty line is determined by dividing total family income (FAMTOTINC) by the appropriate poverty threshold relative to the family's size from the U.S. Census Bureau. For more information on how total family income is collected, please see FAMTOTINC, and for more information on the Census Bureau's official poverty thresholds, please see POORYN.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 2019-2021: Sample adults age 18+ and sample children age 0-17.


  • 2019-2021