Poverty Incidence is the number of households having an income below the Poverty Threshold. 2007 data shows that of the total population of the province, 56.75% are living below the poverty threshold. The highest incidence of poverty is in Jabonga, 79.88% while the lowest is in Nasipit, 47.39%. In terms of magnitude, however, the greatest number of poor people can be found in Cabadbaran and the lowest in Magallanes.
Poverty Threshold is the income needed to sustain food and non-food needs of the household. For Agusan del Norte, each person living in the urban areas should meet the Php 14,964 per annum or Php 1,247 per person per month while those living in the rural areas is only Php 13,059 or Php 1,088 per person per month.