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Nearly 100 percent of students at the school live near the federal poverty line.

A lot of them already come from low-income families and are below the poverty line.

Nearly 1 in 4 residents lives below the poverty line in Philadelphia, making it the only one of the 20 largest cities by population with a poverty rate of 20% or higher, according to the 2019 American Community Survey.

Six million of those people fell under the poverty line in the past three months alone.

Of the families, 96 percent live near or below the poverty line.

Much more common is the African American lesbian couple in the Deep South raising children at or below the poverty line.

It is one of the poorest places in the United States with 27 percent of its residents living below the poverty line.

Annual wages range from $10,000-$13,000, well below the poverty line of $23,000 for a family of four.

More than half of the population lives below the poverty line, and 20 percent in extreme poverty.

Many states and localities provide services to families who fall under the poverty line and also in the “near-poor” category.

And then he is confronted with the picture of the Holy Family which can never have lived much beyond the poverty line.

Some struggle harder than others, and maintain an existence on or just above the poverty line—these are technically the poor.

Charles Booth thought that thirty per cent of the people of London were on or below the poverty line.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poverty line, such as: bare existence, breadline, hand-to-mouth existence, mere existence, pauperism, and poverty trap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.