African-Americans and Hispanics had the highest poverty rates in 2017, more than twice the rate of non-Hispanic whites, according to the latest census data. The child poverty rate was nearly twice that of Americans age 65 or older.
Source: Kayla Fontenot, Jessica Semega and Melissa Kollar, “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017,” U.S. Census Bureau, September 2018, Table 3, https://tinyurl.com/y89tqcmh
Data for the graphic are as follows:
|Hispanic (any race)||18.3%|
|White (including Hispanic)||10.7%|
|18 to 64||11.2%|
|65 or older||9.2%|