Child poverty

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

While child poverty has been rising steadily since 2000 and has increased 35 percent since that time, it has started to drop and has decreased 15 percent since 2011.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
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Definitions: Percentage of children age 0-17 who live below the poverty level during the year

Data Source: United States Census Bureau