Hidden Poor by Race or Ethnicity

August 2015
The Hidden Poor by Race and Ethnicity:
Older adults, age 65 and over, with Incomes Below the 2011 Elder Index

The following interactive table provides the economic status of older adults in California with color coded cells going from red indicating the highest percent to white indicating the lowest percent for two of the three economic status categories � Below the FPL and the Hidden Poor (above the FPL but below the Elder Index). For example, the default view shows the percent of single elder head of households in California with incomes below the Elder Index by race and ethnicity. The highest percent of single elders in California with incomes below the FPL is found among Asians (40.7%) and the lowest among whites (13.7%). The highest percent of hidden poor single elders is found among African Americans (37.4%) and Latinos (36.8%), with the lowest among Asians (23.8%). Data can also be viewed by county, family type, race and ethnicity, and by population numbers (in thousands) by selecting from the appropriate pull down menus. Note: To ensure accurate estimates, "Economic Status" must be in the left hand column, "Population" and "Percent" in top row, and "County", "Family Type", and "Race and Ethnicity" in the second top row. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding or missing data for unstable estimates.