This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.
Percent Below Poverty Line
The Census Bureau determines poverty status by using an official poverty measure (OPM) that compares pre-tax cash income against a threshold that is set at three times the cost of a minimum food diet in 1963 and adjusted for family size. For context, the 2020 poverty level for a household of 4 was $26,200 in annual earnings. The City of Los Angeles will continue to explore sources on percent of population below poverty by city/local standards.
City of Los Angeles
|Unit of measurement||
age, education, gender, race, employment
|WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment||
Aligns to WCCD 5.3 - Percentage of city population living in poverty
|Data last updated||2021-03-02: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2021-03-02: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|