Published on November 4th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens1
1 in 15 Americans Live in Extreme Poverty
Extreme poverty means personal income of $5,500, or $11,000 for a family of four. This is unacceptable in a country that generates such great wealth.
Watch Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the Poor on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Thanks to the Brookings Institution and PBS Newshour.