Children in poverty

Change Indicator

Selections

Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions:
Children in the specified age (i.e., under 5, 5-11, 12-17 and under 18) who live in households with annual incomes below the federal poverty threshold expressed as a percentage of all children in the specified age range.




Data Source:
Bureau of the Census, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Summary File 3, Tables PO87, P159A, P159B, and P159H, Released May, 2002; and U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, Census Bureau Website, www.census.gov, Tables S1701, B17001, B17001A, B17001B, and B17001I.


Footnotes:
The poverty threshold for a family of four (two adults and two related children under 18) was $17,463 in 2000 and $24,250 in 2015.

Data reported for 2011-2015 represent an average for that five-year period, while the rest of the data reflect single years only.

Different methodologies were used in producing base year versus current-year data for this indicator; hence, caution should be used in making comparisons over these two time periods.