TABLE 5-3 Housing Cost Adjustments for Proposed Poverty Thresholds

Area and Population Size

Index Value

Northeast

New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

1.128

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

1.128

Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000

1.148

Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000

1.141

Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more

1.209

Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

0.908

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

0.997

Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000

1.020

Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000

0.975

Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more

1.187

Midwest

East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

0.896

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

0.959

Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000

0.987

Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000

0.995

Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more

1.059

West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

0.861

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

0.962

Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000

0.981

Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000

1.028

Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more

N.A.

South

South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

0.899

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

0.961

Metropolitan areas of 500,000-1,000,000

1.007

Metropolitan areas of 1,000,000-2,500,000

1.043

Metropolitan areas of 2,500,000 or more

1.119

East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee)

Nonmetropolitan areas and metropolitan areas under 250,000

0.827

Metropolitan areas of 250,000-500,000

0.935



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