Children Living in Poverty in Utah

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Why This Indicator Matters

Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. Poverty and financial stress can impede children’s cognitive development and their ability to learn. It can contribute to behavioral, social and emotional problems and poor health.


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Children Living in Poverty

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Definitions: The federal poverty threshold for a two parent household with two children was $22,350 in 2011. If a family makes less than this amount they are considered “in poverty.”

Data Source: U.S. Census Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE).