There is no one figure to represent what is poverty in the USA. There are at least twelve different "poverty" formulas used by various divisions of the US Federal Government. The one you have cited if from the Department of Health and Human Services. There are many others with different figures.
And you say Christians cannot judge? That is bunch of hooey. Sounds like you are working from a small part of Matthew 7.1. Read is context - it does not forbid good Christians to make judgements.
Judging is simply the process of evaluation that people employ everyday to make determinations of what is true or not true.
In Zechariah 3:7 God states that He gives those who obey Him the authority to judge, "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by."
Ever read in the Book of Judges (Old Testament)?
Everyday life requires us to make constant judgements. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with pre-judging either. It's funny how many make the word "prejudice" a bad thing. We could not survive without it. We must prejudge when we need to make decisions and have incomplete information.
I don't claim to be a good Christian. But, if I was - I'd be fine with judging and prejudging. Looking down others is a different issue.
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