Children experiencing below 50% of poverty level in Wisconsin

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

Growing up in poverty puts children at risk for poor health and chronic illness, and makes it less likely that children will succeed academically. Adults who were poor as children are more likely to be poor than other adults, and less likely to have steady work.
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Children experiencing below 50% of poverty level

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These data represent the total number of people under age 18 experiencing extreme poverty conditions at below 50% of the poverty level, divided by the child population for which poverty status is known. These data are five-year averages.

The U.S. Census Bureau website has information on federal poverty thresholds by year, showing the income level below which people are considered to be experiencing poverty for various family sizes each year.

Data Source: These data are five-year estimates from the American Community Survey, Table B17024, Age by Ratio of Income to Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months.