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Children who live in families with incomes at or above 200 percent of poverty, by race and ethnicity in the United States

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

Definitions: The percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live in families with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2015, a 200% poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $48,072. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficient of variation is 30 or higher.
N.A.- Data are not available.