I am trying to calculate the national poverty rate using the 2016 1-year sample ACS, but my numbers are not lining up with what is published in the American Fact Finder here: (https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/t…). I understand that the estimates will not line up, due to differences in defining poverty at the household vs. family levels. However, I would expect the weighted Ns to line up between the two estimates. I am calculating a weighted N of 315,754,035 cases with poverty data while Fact Finder has 315,165,470. Am I wrong in thinking that those two numbers should line up?
Here is my code in Stata:
gen povlevel = .
replace povlevel = . if poverty==0
replace povlevel = 1 if poverty < 100 & poverty !=.
else replace povlevel = 2 if poverty <200 & poverty >= 100 & poverty !=.
else replace povlevel = 3 if poverty >= 200 & poverty !=.
svyset cluster [pweight=perwt], strata(strata)
svy: tab povlevel
Thanks in advance!