The word "Poverty" means a benefit level that determine the income of families. If you are on a poverty level that means you are not earning a whole lot of money. You don't even have enough money to pay your bills. Meaning that many people don't have money buy the things they wanted or needed. Because they have to pay their bills and rent. Well around my neighborhood the percentage of people on poverty level is about 10%. That's not a lot of people of poverty level which is good. But most people living other places might have a greater percentage of people of poverty level.