Not a flattering picture of our society. By the way, the official poverty line depends on the size of a family. E.g. a bit over $22,000/year for a family of four. Here’s the Census Bureau’s specifics (it will launch Excel on your computer and download the worksheet from the CB’s web site):
“Deep poverty” means an income of half or less than the corresponding poverty line. Who can live with that?
Here’s the link to the Census Bureau’s summary of the data reported: