The poverty rate
is the percentage of people living below the poverty level or “threshold.” Each year, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget establishes a series of poverty thresholds for different family sizes and ages of household heads.
Among Strafford County residents, the overall poverty rate . . .
- was 11.1 percent in 2010,
10.0 percent in 2009, and
9.2 percent in 1999;
- ranked 6th
– from lowest to highest – out of
New Hampshire's 10 counties