What is poverty and low-income?

Nationally

The Federal Government defines the poverty rate as a family of four having a household income of no more than $23,550.  Read more about 2013 Federal Poverty Levels
From the website of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Rice County

The latest census shows that 30% of households in Rice County have annual household incomes of less than $36,000.  Read more about Rice County Census – Household Income.