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Per Capita Income
Per capita income is the average income computed for every man, woman, and child in a particular group. The Census Bureau derived per capita income by dividing the total income of a particular group by the total population in that group (excluding patients or inmates in institutional quarters).
Persons with Disabilities
For the purposes of this needs assessment, persons with disabilities are limited as persons between the ages of 18 and 64. This population qualifies for Senior & Disabled Services services if their disability is attributed to mental, physical impairment, or a combination of mental and physical impairments that results in substantial life functional limitations.
Following the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to detect who is poor. If a family's total income is less than that family's threshold, then that family, and every individual in it, is considered poor. The poverty thresholds do not vary geographically, but they are updated annually for inflation with the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The official poverty definition calculates income before taxes and excludes capital gains and non-cash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps).