Poverty Rate by Age Group, Arizona and United States
For the last several decades, the poverty rate has been highest among children and their young adult parents and lowest among retirees, both nationally and in Arizona. Between 2007 and 2011, the poverty rate among children and adults under the age of 65 increased, due to the weak economy. However, the poverty rate among retirees marginally decreased over the same period. The poverty rate in Arizona has been higher than the national average among children and adults under the age of 65, with larger increases between 2007 and 2011. The poverty rate in Arizona has been lower than average among senior citizens.