The United States Census Bureau recently released estimates on poverty for 2015. The information reveals that Leon County leads counties in Florida with populations over 100,000 with a poverty rate of 22.3%.
In 2015, the poverty threshold for a family with two children was calculated to be $24,036.
The official poverty rate in 2015 for the United States was 13.5 %, down 1.2 percentage points from 14.8 percent in 2014. There were 43.1 million people in poverty, 3.5 million less than in 2014.
The poverty rate in Florida for 2015 was estimated to be 15.7%, which translates to approximately 3.1 million people.
The table below list the rankings for all Florida counties with populations greater than 100,000. Leon county leads the list with a poverty rate of 22.7%. This translates to approximately 61,000 people in Leon county living in poverty.
|COUNTY||POP||% Below Poverty|
|St. Lucie County||295,174||16.6%|
|Palm Beach County||1,403,684||13.5%|
|Santa Rosa County||160,047||13.1%|
|Indian River County||146,093||12.5%|
|St. Johns County||224,079||11.1%|