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What Income Was Considered Poverty Level in 2014?

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The poverty level varies based on family size and state of residence. The 2014 level for the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia ranged from $11,670 for a family of one to $40,090 for a family of eight, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

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To figure out the poverty level for a particular family size for 2014, add $4,060 for each additional person, explains the Department of Health and Human Services. The poverty level for one person is $11,670, so the poverty level for a family of two is $15,730, and so on. The poverty levels for Alaska and Hawaii are slightly higher than in the other states.

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